Search On For Woman With Dementia Missing From Assisted Living Facility

A search was under way late Sunday for a woman missing from an assisted living home.

The 45-year-old woman was last seen about 5 p.m. having dinner on the porch at her assisted care home. She suffers from dementia and apparently wandered off.

People at the home discovered she was missing about 7 p.m. They spent about an hour looking for her before calling for help.

The woman has no family in the area.

Deputies were on scene about 11 p.m. and search teams were on the way. Sheriff’s investigators were trying to determine how to best conduct the search.

“We’ll have to keep looking,” he said. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.