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A resident with dementia wandered away from this care facility Tuesday night and was found six hours later suffering from early stage hypothermia. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Assisted living facility beefs up security after dementia client wanders

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A Park Rapids assisted living facility was ordered to beef up its alarm system after a dementia patient was found wandering along busy Highway 34.


Care Age Country Home's alarm and other safeguards were determined by the Minnesota Department of Health to be inadequate in warning staff to the man's wandering tendencies.

The facility was found to have neglected the patient's supervision under Minnesota's statutes pertaining to the care of vulnerable adults.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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