Elopement or wandering from a nursing home or senior care facility is one of the biggest nightmares a family or loved ones can face. Nursing homes have a responsibility to prevent this from happening, and those who do not are negligent in care. At the Clinesmith Law Firm, our elopement and wandering attorneys are dedicated to helping the elderly be protected and receive proper care in their nursing home or senior care facilities.
In the case of nursing home negligence, elopement is when a resident of a home leaves a nursing home or senior care facility without permission. Symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often a cause of elopement and these patients should be monitored closely to prevent this from occurring.
Sadly, this situation of wandering away often becomes a reality for families and loved ones of elderly who are suffering from the symptoms of dementia. Elopement can have serious consequences for someone who is suffering from dementia or symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Often these patients are disoriented, confused and unsure of what they are doing, leading to harmful situations. The lawyers at the Clinesmith Law Firm fight to prevent this from happening and bring justice for nursing home negligence survivors.
Wandering is a little different than elopement, as it generally refers to a patient that is cognitively-impaired, and their ability to move about inside the nursing home and enter into a dangerous situation. The nursing home is liable and must assess the elderly patient’s risk of wandering and include this in the initial plan of care. Our team of expert lawyers, nurses, paralegals and more evaluate the details of the wandering claim to create an effective case with positive outcomes.
The Clinesmith Law Firm is a trustworthy firm that is dedicated to taking on nursing home negligence and abuse. We work to protect the rights and livelihood of the elderly and believe that having symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is no excuse for wandering or elopement. If you suspect a loved one is suffering abuse in a nursing home or senior care facility, contact us today.
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