Families abandoning senior citizens

Ram Devi (left) speaks to the PYGMIES founder Josateki Labalaba and Anare Tokalaulevu who provided assistance in cleaning up her compound at Lovu Seaside in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FAMILIES are abandoning their elderly at hospitals, abusing them at home and seeking placement in already overcrowded aged care facilities, says Social Welfare Department director Rupeni Fatiaki. He said that over the past four years, about 130 applications have been made for admission into State-run homes and the numbers are increasing. Mr Fatiaki said the […]

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