Illinois family continues to search for 76-year old Alzheimer’s patient

Hayes Robinson wandered from Sacred Heart Hospital, in Chicago, IL, on Sunday and his family continues to look for him. Hayes is a 76-year old Alzheimer’s patient. According to the family, Mr. Robinson had tried to walk out of the hospital on a previous visit. Hayes is without his blood pressure and Alzheimer’s medications.

Hettie May Knox, Mr. Robinson’s companion, said the hospital staff told her, “he signed himself out about an hour ago.” The patient told the hospital staff that he lived just around the corner. However, Mr. Robinson did not live just around the corner, in fact he lived over four miles away!

Elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease should never be left unattended. The weather this week in Chicago is another concern for the victim’s family. With extreme heat blanketing the city, Mr. Robinson stands a good chance of getting heat stroke. If you or anyone you know has any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Robinson please contact Area 5 SVU police at 312-746-8365.

Levin & Perconti successfully settled a case against Manorcare this summer for $825,000 when a severely demented patient wandered from the facility in January 2004 and died from overexposure to the sub-zero temperatures.

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