How at-risk people can become stranded in hospitals for weeks

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A 9Wants to Know investigation is revealing a growing problem: at-risk people abandoned by families and nursing facilities stranded inside metro-area hospitals for weeks, sometimes months, and even years at a time.

On any given day, dozens of people find themselves alone and stranded in hospital rooms without anywhere to go because they have no family or anybody to take care of them.

LFS has been serving the older adult community for nearly 30 years, and with our expertise in aging issues we are uniquely qualified to provide guardianship services to this specific set of vulnerable older adults.

Our Older Adult Guardianship Program works directly with hospitals to assume responsibility for the patient, discharging them to an appropriate living facility, and providing support for the duration of their life.