NYC wandering and elopement lawyer Samantha Kucher releases a new article (https://www.rrklawgroup.com/nursing-home-negligence-lawyer/wandering-attorney/) that explains nursing home elopement in New York City. A lot of elderly people living in nursing homes are in danger if they are not cared for properly, according to Kucher. He stated that wandering is a major risk for those in assisted living facilities.
"Families dedicate significant time and financial resources to finding a nursing home facility that offers the best care for their loved ones. When they find one that they feel they can trust, it offers incredible peace of mind. But even when a family finds a facility to provide the proper daily care, if there is not adequate and skilled staffing on hand and their loved one wanders away, this is another form of nursing home neglect,” the NYC wandering and elopement lawyer says.
The lawyer explains that nursing homes are legally required by law to ethically and responsibly care for their residents. Nursing home staff must ensure that vulnerable residents are not injured or harmed. If the resident gets hurt or is harmed while wandering outside of the facility's safety zone, the facility can be held responsible.
Attorney Samantha Kucher adds that nursing home elopement can be defined as leaving a treatment facility without the appropriate authorization or permission. This can be an issue in nursing homes. Residents of nursing homes who do leave are at risk of being injured. The reasons why someone will want to leave a nursing home include dementia, cognitive issues, boredom, agitation, disorientation, freedom, or past patterns.
Kucher also states in the article that approximately half of the residents of nursing homes are suffering from dementia. Most dementia patients wander from long-term care settings to and from nursing homes. Elopement, which is the most dangerous type of wandering, can leave residents confused in situations that could lead to injury, risk of hypothermia, or death.
"Nursing home residents are often unable to care for and protect themselves even while wandering inside the facility. Nursing homes are required by law to assess the risk factors of a nursing home resident and if they are in jeopardy of wandering, the facility has the responsibility of protecting them and preventing them from wandering or leaving and potentially getting harmed,” says the accident lawyer.
Lastly, attorney Kucher emphasizes the importance of seeking the help of an experienced nursing home wandering lawyer. Having a skilled lawyer may be able to help the victim receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
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