Alzheimer’s Patient + Sex Offender= Trouble

Alzheimer’s Patient Sexually AssaultedThis report of an Alzheimer’s patient who was sexually assaulted by her co-resident (a registered sex offender) demonstrates the extreme vulnerability of nursing home residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Nursing home’s must take extra precautions when handling Alzheimer’s patients.  Unlike most nursing home residents, who are capable of most daily living needs, many with Alzheimer’s are completely dependent on the nursing home staff for every need- feeding, bathing, medication and toileting.

What makes this story particularly disturbing is that the ‘victim’ of the sexual assault is probably incapable of identifying the perpetrator.  Consequently, there is a chance that this individual could commit a similar crime again against another nursing home resident.  Nursing homes must begin to take precautions to protect their residents.

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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric