A Prevalent Situation of an Elderly Abuse “A 65-year-old male with a long history of cigarette smoking, hypertension and heart failure was brought into the emergency department by paramedics, with a chief complaint of severe shortness of breath. In the emergency department, the patient was found to have acute respiratory failure with associated right heart failure. He was unkempt with sacral and bilateral heel decubiti. When family members were notified, his primary caretakers, a daughter and an ex-spouse informed the physicians that they had not seen the patient for several days due to their busy work schedules. When the social worker visited the patient's small mobile home, she found a small, rat-infested, filthy, one-bedroom mobile home...The end:
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