Missing Nursing Home Patient Found After Spending Night in Facility Attic

The search for a missing nursing home resident ended well Sunday morning when the resident was found safe inside the facility. Police were notified that an 85-year-old nursing home patient was missing Saturday around 4:00 pm. The elderly man suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

After police, staff and the resident's family searched the facility several times, investigators believed the man had wandered away. The search continued to neighboring housing developments and surrounding wooded areas until it was suspended Sunday at 3 a.m.

A few hours later, the search was then re-initiated. With the help of K9s and additional agencies, the resident was found unharmed at 9:41 a.m. A staff member found him still at the facility lying between two rafters in an attic area on the second floor of the building. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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