Elderly Patients

Read: Preventing Elderly Patient Wandering and Elopement: Part 1

Preventing Elderly Patient Wandering and Elopement: Part 1

The U.S. population is aging, and the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing. How is your hospital addressing their wandering and elopement vulnerabilities?

Read: Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

The man’s sisters are suing several parties after he wandered away from an appointment and was found dead three months later.

Read: Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

The patients died from environmental heat exposure after Hurricane Irma knocked out the power to its central air conditioning.

Read: Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

A study conducted by the University of South Florida suggests nursing home patients have a higher chance of dying if evacuated.

Read: Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Patient accounts suggest that the husband shot and killed his wife, although investigators will not confirm that the man had a weapon.

Read: Mich. Hospital Reviewing Policies After Patient Fires Gun in Room

Mich. Hospital Reviewing Policies After Patient Fires Gun in Room

The patient barricaded himself in his room at Covenant HealthCare until officers gained entry with ballistic shields.

Read: 10th Patient Dies in Hollywood Hills Nursing Home Irma Disaster

10th Patient Dies in Hollywood Hills Nursing Home Irma Disaster

A criminal investigation is underway after power to the air conditioning was lost but patients stayed in the facility.

Read: Man Allegedly Kills Mother in ICU at New Hampshire’s Largest Hospital

Man Allegedly Kills Mother in ICU at New Hampshire’s Largest Hospital

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on the charge of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his mother.

Read: Elderly Patient with Dementia Killed by Roommate in Nursing Home

Elderly Patient with Dementia Killed by Roommate in Nursing Home

The alleged killer, who also has dementia, was admitted to a hospital for further evaluation after being assessed by a court clinician.

Read: Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Audit: 1 in 4 Nursing Home Abuse Cases Go Unreported to Police

Nursing home abuse will become a more significant problem as the population ages.

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