When a couple elopes, they run away to get married. In a nursing home, if someone elopes, the resident leaves the facility without the knowledge of staff. In nursing homes, elopement is always a bad thing.
Patients with mental diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia are prone to wander. In fact, 60% of patients will wander from a nursing home at some point in time. Elopement results in serious injuries. Simple things like tripping and falling can result. More serious problems can occur in the winter; patients have died in the cold after eloping.
It is the job of the nursing home to prevent elopement. The nursing must know who is at risk and prevent it. If your loved one has wandered away and been injured, call Dixon Law Office at (888) 354-9880. They can help find out what really happened and get your loved one the compensation they deserve. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation.