An 81-year-old assisted living resident walked out the front door of the Bluffview Meadows facility in Wisconsin an into the lanes of a nearby highway where she was struck and killed by a semi-truck.
What makes this story particularly tragic is that this is the second incident involving resident elopement with two weeks.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities must monitor the whereabouts of their residents.
Further, facilities must have adequate safeguards in place such as door alarms, locks and adequate staffing to prevent resident elopement .
For laws related to Wisconsin nursing homes, look here.