Man with Alzheimer's wanders away from St. Louis Co. nursing home

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 22 at 6:22 AM

(KMOV.com) – News 4 has learned a north St. Louis County man with Alzheimer’s wandered away from the nursing home where he lives Sunday.

St. Louis County police told News 4 a patient from the North Valley Nursing Home and Rehab Center walked away from the facility and was found safe several hours later in Jennings.

Police are not releasing the man’s name.

People who live nearby told News 4 the nursing home has not had problems keeping track of patients in recent years, but had a questionable record many years ago.

“They have been very good about keeping tabs on people because when the people before owned it used to happen quite a lot,” neighbor Teressa Rightler said.

The nursing home refused to comment when contacted by News 4.

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