Incorrect Supervision and Nursing Home Pedestrian Car and Truck Accidents

Nursing homes in Hollywood and South Florida are supposed to be safe facilities for elderly residents who need additional support with everyday tasks. Some of the residents who are in nursing homes have mobility issues while others have cognitive conditions or conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, when nursing home residents are not given the adequate care and supervision they need, they can become involved in pedestrian accidents outside the nursing home. This can happen in a number of ways, and all of them are preventable: Wandering and elopement near the premises. When residents are allowed to wander off the premises due to insufficient supervision, they can wander into traffic. In some cases, residents with serious ailments such as dementia have even suffered drowning and fatal injuries because they lacked the support needed to keep them safe. Incorrect supervision on outings. Many residents of nursing homes are permitted to go on outings. They may be…

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