It’s hard to believe, but a nursing home’s off-label use of antipsychotic drugs has no effect on its quality rating. Even though, in many cases, using such drugs is unnecessary or even dangerous, the practice continues.
First, I would talk to your dad’s doctors. Let them know what you have discovered, as well as your aversion to the practice. Document your efforts at getting the doctors to stop medicating your dad. Find out the name and dosage of the medication. Include dates, the questions you asked, and the doctors’ responses.
If one or more of his doctors cannot—to your satisfaction— justify prescribing these drugs to your father, and they refuse to discontinue the medication, get an experienced Louisville lawyer to pursue a Kentucky nursing home lawsuit. Chances are, once the nursing home and the associated doctors are aware that you will pursue the issue legally if you have to, they will back down.
Kentucky nursing home residents are purchasing not only a place to live; they also pay for care.
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