This article defines the term wandering and provides prevalence estimates of wanderers within nursing homes nationwide. It addresses the standard of care applicable to wandering cases and reviews court opinions that consider whether the nursing home was on notice of a resident's known tendency to wander. It also discusses discovery in wander cases and concludes with practice tips.
Levin, Steven M. and Mulligan, Janice F.
"Litigation Nursing Home Wandering Cases,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss2/4