Facts on Wandering, Elopement and Dementia
If you have a loved one who suffers from dementia and they reside in a nursing home facility, there are special dangers associated with this scenario. Dementia patients, particularly those with Alzheimer's disease have a tendency to wander and lose their way. It is the responsibility of the nursing home facility to have safeguards in place to prevent wandering and potential subsequent injury to the resident. If your loved one has suffered injury or even death due to unchecked wandering or elopement at a nursing home facility, it is advisable to contact a Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer from our firm today to begin action to seek compensation for damages and to hold the responsible party accountable.
Dementia patients and in particular those with Alzheimer's disease suffer from memory impairment. Due to this impairment they may lose their way because they do not recognize the familiar things around them and may not remember how they even got to where they are. If a memory impaired patient is allowed to wander the facility they may at some point gain access to the exterior of the property where they may be at even higher risk for serious injury and/or death. It is up to the facility at which the individual resides to make certain that there is a plan in place to safeguard against the possibility of wandering and/or elopement.
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The legal professionals at Norman Taylor & Associates, APLC have a combined 49 years of experience assisting families and their loved ones with issues concerning elder abuse and nursing homes. If you have a situation where an elderly loved one has been injured due to the negligent action or inaction on the part of the nursing home facility in which they reside, our compassionate and skilled staff can help to bring about a resolution to help you recover compensation for any damages. We specialize in all areas of elder abuse law including
lack of proper care,
violation of resident's rights and wandering-elopement.
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