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Independence County Wandering Attorney

Taking Care of Batesville One Case at a Time

Wandering often occurs when patients are neglected and wander within or out of the assisted living facility. Usually, this happens as a result of negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. Proper care is imperative for nursing home patients, and neglect can be cause for legal action. Patients with dementia are more prone to wander, sometimes resulting in sustain serious injuries or even death as a result. At Davidson Law Firm, we take nursing home neglect seriously. If a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of wandering, we may be able to help you fight for rightful compensation.

Contact us today at (870) 277-0392 or online to schedule a free consultation for your Batesville wandering neglect case.

How Does Wandering Occur?

The Alzheimer’s Association has found that roughly 60% of elderly patients with dementia will wander, requiring close care and attention. Dementia patients can leave the facility property and not remember their identity or address, which places them in a safety-threatening situation.

Reasons to wander may include:

  • Looking for a familiar place
  • Wanting a change in routine
  • Unwanted changes to an existing routine
  • Feelings of agitation
  • Needing food, water, or a restroom

Caring for the Most Vulnerable in Society

A nursing home may have limited staff, but they are still responsible to monitor patients who may wander off. Employees should be aware of patients who are at risk for wandering and care specifically for them. Sadly, oftentimes wandering patients suffer trauma from being forced to return from wandering or from resulting injuries. Nursing homes are mandated by law to monitor and supervise dementia patients––the effects of neglect are ugly.

Attorney Scott Davidson has worked with several wandering cases and is part of the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents. Our team at Davidson Law Firm knows the ins and outs of nursing home abuse law, and we can use our knowledge to help you.

We’ll fight to protect your rights in Independence County–call us today at (870) 277-0392 to schedule an appointment.

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    To us, your case is personal. We are prepared to handle your needs as if they were our own.

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    We prepare every case as if trial is going to be necessary in order for the best results to be achieved.

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    With over 30 years of experience, we have been fighting on behalf of the injured since 1988.

"Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to visit widows and orphans in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

James 1:27