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Abandonment

Abandonment is the desertion of an elderly person by an individual who has assumed responsibility for providing care or by a person with physical custody of an elder.

Signs and Symptoms of abandonment

  • The desertion of an elder at a hospital, nursing facility, or other similar institution
  • The desertion of an elder at a shopping center or other public location
  • An elder's own report of being abandoned

 

Source: http://aoa.gov/AoA_Programs/Elder_Rights/Elder_Abuse/docs/ABuseReport_Full.pdf

Report Online: http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/adult-protective-services

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