Nursing Home Shows History Of Patient Neglect And Elopement

A nursing home is being investigated because the facility has now allowed two residents to wander from the home. One of the residents walked out of the facility and was not found by police until two days later. The other resident that disappeared from the home was gone for three days, and found by police.

Neither of the residents were seriously harmed, but these incidents show that the nursing home is not supervising their residents as well as they should be. This was not the first occasion of wandering for the nursing home either. The previous year, another resident walked out unnoticed by staff, but was found the same day.

Later the same year, the facility had two more significantly harmful situations in their home regarding their residents. One incident was a man who came in the home with a knife, stealing another man’s wallet and cell-phone. The same man also stole from the facility's office prescription drugs. For more, read the story.

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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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