Quote from canoehead
The world has changed and our LTC folks are going to be different from past years too. I imagine issues like this will be common in a few years especially when the gimme-gimme-gimme crowd comes of age.
Approximately 10% of nursing home residents have severe psychiatric issues and belong in a psych facility, not a nursing home. Yet, they are housed, often in semi-private rooms, right beside frail vulnerable elderly residents.
Assistant living facilities (at least in my state) have become de facto
psychiatric wards. These vastly underregulated facilities often are filled with residents with complicated psychiatric diagnoses and multiple psychotropic medications, yet not one licensed person on site.