Yesterday’s USA Today highlighted a public campaign to educate patients, their families and the medical community about common but unneeded and possibly harmful medical treatments and tests, especially in the area of psychotropic drugs in children and the elderly. Look at these two “top five” lists from long-term care and geriatric physicians about what tests, meds and procedures should be regularly questioned by nursing home residents’ caring family members and friends. The whole website is full of important information! If you are concered about a loved one in a nursing home and don’t feel that the staff there is listening to you, we can provide advocacy for you at care plan meetings. Give us a call!