Kankakee Wandering and Elopement Lawyer
Wandering and elopement is a risk for an elderly individual when he or she suffers from a mental impairment such as dementia. When our loved ones develop serious health conditions like dementia, we often choose to put them in a place where they can receive the constant assistance they may need with daily tasks. Usually, this comes in the form of a nursing home, which we hope can be trusted to meet these needs. However, negligent and abusive nursing homes put our elderly family members at an increased risk of harm when they fail to offer compassionate and well-trained staff.
At Spiros Law, P.C., our Kankakee wandering and elopement lawyers want to help you hold negligent nursing homes accountable for the harm that they may have inflicted on your elderly loved ones. If your family member was left to wander while in the care of a nursing home, please contact our nursing home abuse attorneys.
Negligence that Leads to Wandering and Elopement
In many cases, the negligent actions of a nursing home directly results in wandering residents. There are a number of reasons that a resident may find the opportunity to leave the premises and injure themselves. Negligent nursing home practices that lead to dangerous situations for residents include:
- Failure to train staff on supervision of residents
- Failure to install security measures
- Lack of adequate staff to supervise residents
- Failure to locate wandering residents
At Spiros Law, P.C., our wandering and elopement attorneys understand the difficulties of entrusting a nursing home with your loved one. When this trust is broken, our Kankakee team is prepared to seek legal justice for you and your family.
Contact a Kankakee Wandering and Elopement Attorney
Nursing homes have a duty to provide their residents with a safe and secure living environment. If someone you know was abused while in a nursing home, please contact our Kankakee nursing home abuse attorneys. Our wandering and elopement lawyers want to help you find compensation for the injuries of your loved one and peace of mind for your family. Call (815) 929-9292 today for more information about how we can help you.