Injuries From Wandering Off

Careless Supervision Puts Residents At Risk

When you leave your elderly or infirm loved one under the care of a licensed residential care facility, you have the right to expect the management and staff to protect his or her safety. Every year in New York, thousands of residents of nursing homes suffer injuries from wandering off, and wind up bewildered and upset about where they are and how they can get back to their loved ones.

Call The Police And Then Call Us

As soon as you are made aware that your loved one has wandered away from the grounds of a nursing home in the New York City metropolitan area, call the police. You do not have to wait 24 hours before notifying the police of a missing vulnerable adult. When you are satisfied the police and facility staff are doing all they can to find and return your family member to safety, call a New York nursing home neglect lawyer at Caesar, Napoli & Spivak PLLC, at (888) 235-6766.

We represent families who have had a loved one injured after wandering off from a:
  • Traditional nursing home facility for the elderly
  • Long-term care facility for a prescribed recovery period
  • Home health care service provider
  • Private dementia care or Alzheimer's treatment program
  • Secure residential chemical dependency treatment program
Your Loved One Should Be Watched, Not Wandering

Nursing home managers and staff are held liable for providing care in a safe and nurturing environment. This means the management may be held liable for a nursing home negligence lawsuit if a resident with dementia is injured after wandering off the grounds unsupervised.

An elderly patient suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's faces many of the same dangers a toddler might if he or she wandered away from the care and supervision of parents. For adults, however, the dangers or wandering off and being hurt can become more pronounced as people may ignore them, thinking they can fend for themselves.

Common injuries from wandering off include (but are not limited to):
  • Pedestrian accidents as the resident walks across unprotected intersections and roadways
  • Injuries from assault and battery
  • Injuries from falls
  • Severe emotional distress
  • Dehydration, malnutrition in time for proper meals
  • Hypothermia if they are not able to find shelter during the cold season
  • Injuries from failing to take their prescribed medication on time
Call us toll free at (888) 235-6766 — No fees unless you recover money
Bring Your Concerns To Us

If you are the family member of a loved one who suffered an emotional or physical injury or fatal accident after wandering away from the residential care facility or home health care provider, call to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. If you are unable to come to our offices on Broadway, we can make arrangements to meet at a location convenient to you and your family.