Dignity of Elders: Carole Hayes-Collier

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Carole Hayes-Collier

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.


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One comment on “Dignity of Elders: Carole Hayes-Collier

  1. This is terrible and going on in the UK. My father was put on Rispiridon and Seroquel. It is disgusting what they are doing here in the UK.

    I have a website called psychiatricabuseuk.com (Posterous Site) – I cannot talk about my Dad’s case at the moment but will do after it has gone to court – I am talking about my daughter at the moment in shocking detail.

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