Granny dumping - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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The abandonment of an elderly relative in a public place or facility, especially a hospital or care center, so as to relieve oneself of the duty of caring for them. While I know how stressful caring for your elderly parents can be, I'll never understand how anyone could consider granny dumping an acceptable option.
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GRANNY dumping became sucha buzzword phrase of 1990s America that it began appearing in dictionaries.
A person could only be extradited for a felony and granny dumping was a misdemeanour.
In America, there are reportedly 70,000 cases a year of "granny dumping
" - old people literally left at the roadside by uncaring relatives.