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Angie SzumlinskiNews

“Assisted living center sued over elopement and death of 85-year-old resident. The wife alerted the staff about the resident’s strong feelings of wanting to go home, however, about an hour after her visit, the man was able to leave the facility through the front door after a visitor opened it for him. The resident’s body was found 3 weeks later …


Angie SzumlinskiNews

That dreaded phone ringing at 3:00 am, charge nurse on memory care unit, resident cannot be located. Your protocol for “missing resident” is in place, staff are trained and have done a great job initiating a search and following the protocol. Resident has not been located. As you drive to the center, you are on the phone with the local …


AAPACN Article on Elopement

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

If you are a member of The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), check out their website for the article Elopement Prevention Starts With Risk Assessment and Care Planning and read Angie’s thoughts on elopement prevention. This article is member-only content.