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Emergency Services > 01 Emergency Care Policies & Procedures

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Free Nursing and Assisted Living Facility Forms Policies for Residential Care, Nursing Homes, ALF, RCFE, CCL


Wandering, Elopement or Missing Resident Procedures

This document explains the terminology for missing residents, supervisory guidelines, and procedures for care facility staff and caregivers to follow if a resident has wandered, is missing, or tries to leave the facility.

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This facility does not normally accept people who wander, or have a history of elopement or being missing. We may however, have residents who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia. These residents function just fine at our facility, and do not have a history of wandering or elopement. Yet, the caregivers need to realize that at any time any resident can get confused, and try to leave the facility, whether or not they have the diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia. Physical illness such as dehydration or a urinary tract infection can cause a person to get confused.

Document size: 51 KB   (52,398 bytes)
Version: 2.0
Created: September 17, 2003
Last updated: May 12, 2011

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Folder Care Services / 03 Direct Care / 06 Dementia Care
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