(WBIR) – An assisted living facility in Lebanon is being fined after a husband and wife were able to escape its memory care facility in March using military Morse code training.
According to the report filed with the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities, the husband has been diagnosed with dementia and the wife has Alzheimer's disease. The two have been living at Elmcroft of Lebanon since July 2019 and both have been able to remain independent in all activities with daily assistance and safety checks from staff.
The report said the memory care unit exit has a keypad that staff use to punch in a numeric code to ensure no residents are able to walk out unattended.
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