Elopement

Missing SNF resident found trapped but alive in sinkhole

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A resident missing from a Missouri nursing home was rescued last week from a sinkhole behind the facility, according to local reports.

Wandering residents and elopement prevention

Wandering residents and elopement prevention

Adults with a history of Alzheimer's disease or dementia are at risk for wandering and elopement. Because this could result in an injury or fatality, consider evaluating existing organizational protocols and strategies to prevent elopement or wandering.

Day in the Life: Sniffing out wandering residents

Day in the Life: Sniffing out wandering residents

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Long-term care providers might want to get themselves an Acki to help locate residents who wander from the premises. No, Acki is not the name of a brand new electronic monitoring system. Acki is a German shepherd.

New app lets users search nursing home deficiencies by keyword

New app lets users search nursing home deficiencies by keyword

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A consumer-targeted Internet tool unveiled Tuesday allows users to search the federal nursing home inspection reports and deficiencies by keyword, city and facility name.