A nursing home resident, and Alzheimer's patient, is missing after wandering away from his facility. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, 77-year-old John Jonas walked away from the facility on Thursday at around 3 p.m. Jonas is a resident of Golden Living Center in Indianapolis. Police stated that Jonas not only suffers from Alzheimer’s disease but also heart and lung disease. The accident is under investigation, and the nursing home facility will likely also be evaluated. Jonas was last seen wearing a grey shirt and jeans.
Nursing home neglect and abuse have become an epidemic in our country due to the overpopulated facilities, underpaid and overworked staff, and lack of training for workers. Despite the factors that could lead to nursing home neglect or abuse, it is unacceptable, and those responsible should be held accountable. Some examples of abuse or neglect can be in the form of poor hygiene, malnutrition, loss of weight, bruises, infections, and emotional abuse. Statistics indicate that over two million patients over the age of 65 have suffered some sort of nursing home neglect or abuse and less than half of those victims report the incidents. In many cases, the patients are incapable of telling anyone that the abuse is happening. If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contacting an experienced St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney can help hold those responsible, accountable for their actions.
The person injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. We believe your loved one should be provided with the best care, and when their health and safety are compromised, we will fight to hold all parties accountable. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.