Fort Worth Star Telegram had an article about a nursing home facility that allowed a resident to wander away from the facility unsupervised.  The resident is a 67-year-old woman with an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s disease who walked away from a Fort Worth nursing home.

The woman was last seen about 5 a.m. at the Tanglewood Oaks nursing home.  Police described the woman, Linda Kay Eichelberger, as white, 5-feet 3-inches tall, weighing about 135 pounds, with blond hair. Police think she may have tried to walk to her home near TCU.

Anyone with information about Eichelberger can contact Fort Worth police at 817-335-4222.

I am not sure how this happens when the facility knows that the woman suffers from dementia. Why weren’t they keeping an eye on her?  How long was she missing before they even noticed?  Did they have a wanderguard on her? Were the doors locked to the facility?  Did they have enough staff to watch her?


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