Dignity of Elders: Carole Hayes Collier — Madness Radio

Why are nearly a third of all elders in nursing homes given anti-psychotic drugs, despite life threatening side effects? Are medications being used as chemical restraints? Can nursing homes be places of dignity — or should they be abolished? Carole Hayes-Collier was diagnosed schizophrenic at 19 and left to a lifetime of hospitalization. When she recovered, the abuses she witnessed inspired her to join the Gray Panthers and dedicate her life to elder rights and mental health.

Listen here:

●  Prescription Abuse Seen In U.S. Nursing HomesPowerful Antipsychotics Used to Subdue Elderly

●  Gray Panthers

●  The Campaign to STOP Chemical Restraints in Nursing Home

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