Nursing Home Residents Getting Less in Food Than Prisoners and Guinea Pigs

By Heather CallaghanEditor

Just on the heels of reports that nursing home residents are inappropriately drugged into oblivion by antipsychotics – new reports have surfaced about the abysmal condition of the food given to people in their golden years. It is reportedly worse than that of prisoners…and even guinea pigs when the cost of the food is considered.

That is to say that all three meals for nursing home residents in Australia average $6.08 for the entire day. The news was dubbed as a “national disgrace.” While this revelation alone is enough to make anyone shudder, consider that the nursing home industry reaps in at least $1 billion dollars annually in Australia.

Keep in mind that symptoms of malnutrition can mirror those of dementia which would beg the question of whether residents are being misdiagnosed or drugged for symptoms that are actually food deprivation. A more sinister thing to ponder


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