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Preventing Elopement in Long-Term Care Facilities

Preventing Elopement in Long-Term Care Facilities

It’s estimated that approximately 33% of nursing home residents and as much as 70% of older adults living in the community that has any cognitive decline will wander away from their supervised residences at some point. Not all cases of wandering are dangerous. Regular physical activity helps to encourage social and cognitive stimulation and helps older adults maintain mobility. However, if wandering is unsupervised, it increases elopement risks. This may result in severe injury or death. According to www.highlandrisk.com, cases…

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