Friday, May 14, 2010
"granny dumping" is not a new game show...........
Geeeez, I hope I will remember, never mind the kids!!!!
The practice, nicknamed "granny dumping," is an extreme example of the wider issue of senior citizens arriving at emergency simply because they or harried family members do not know where else to turn, say nurses and doctors. The problem is unlikely to go away as a growing number of Canadians enter old age, they suggest.
Some come with notes pinned to their clothes or tucked inside pockets. Often, they are unable to explain who they are or where they came from.