Holding Nursing Homes Accountable
When nursing home residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s are allowed to wander off, they can be exposed to a wide range of dangers:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Heat stroke/exposure to the elements
- Medication-related illness or injury
- Personal injury or death in traffic
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Solomon & Relihan was the first law firm in Arizona to protect the rights of the elderly by winning a nursing home punitive damage case. We use our extensive experience and courtroom skills to achieve the best possible results for injury victims.
Wandering off happens for many reasons in nursing homesâ€”none of them acceptable. Facilities are often insufficiently staffed for the level of care their residents require, which can lead to inadequate supervision. When improper supervision is combined with broken door alarms or unmonitored exits, confused and vulnerable residents are at risk.
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If someone you care about has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, take action. If your loved one is dehydrated, this is a serious sign of neglect. Dehydration is a significant problem and it may indicate that the nursing home staff is lax in other areas of care as well. Speak with an attorney who has experience in nursing home law about your options.