Wandering

Negligent Supervision

Wandering is when a patient, usually with dementia or Alzheimer, leaves the nursing home without the knowledge of the nursing staff, and is exposed to the outside elements such as weather and traffic and is injured or killed.

The nursing homes are normally negligent by allowing a patient to leave the facility and be injured or killed. Patients have frozen to death or have been struck by cars when they have wandered from the nursing home.