Was Your Loved One Allowed To Wander Off While Under Nursing Home Care?
Individuals trust nursing home management and their staff to provide the care and attention to elderly loved ones. Many residents suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. These residents must be cared for and monitored on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, many individuals with dementia will wander away from the protective confines of a nursing home and get hurt.
Elopement from a nursing home can have serious consequences for many residents. If your elderly loved one has wandered off or eloped while under the care of a nursing home staff, turn to the Law Offices of Sloane L. Fish, LLC, for help. Our attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through even the most complex, emotional cases.
Call 410-246-0006 for help.
Lack Of Supervision
Wandering or elopement is a serious problem at understaffed nursing homes. If the staff lacks the appropriate manpower, or if the staff is not properly trained in the needs and concerns regarding different patients, serious accidents can occur. Residents suffering from dementia can easily become confused, wander off the grounds and get lost in unfamiliar territory. In this state of confusion, nursing home residents are at risk for serious injury.
Due to the brittle nature of elderly individuals’ bones and musculoskeletal makeup, the risk of serious injury while away from the care facility is much higher. Depending on the location of the nursing home and how far the resident wanders, he or she could face numerous injuries, including:
- Being struck by a motor vehicle
- Tripping, slipping or falling
- Serious head trauma
Consult With Us At No-Cost To You
Do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our Baltimore office to discuss your matter in greater detail. We will aggressively fight to hold the nursing home responsible for the negligence or inattention of its staff. Email us or call 410-246-0006 to arrange your appointment.