Placing your loved one in a nursing home means you’re trusting the home to take care of them and keep them safe. No one ever wants to hear that the nursing home has lost their loved one. But this can happen, especially in homes that don’t have enough staff to keep an eye on their residents or don’t have effective preventative safety measures to make sure residents don’t leave.
When a resident leaves their nursing home, it’s called elopement. There’s an increase in risk of injury or death and can be traumatizing for your loved one and you. This should never happen and you shouldn’t have to wonder if your loved one is safe. If you’ve ever had a loved one elope from their nursing home, you can explore legal options. An Atlanta nursing home elopement lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get justice for your loved one.