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granny dump

SOCIAL MEDICINE

Definition verb To relieve oneself of nursing/care or the responsibility of looking after an elderly relative (granny), by placing him/her in a care facility.

Carers may granny dump (GD) for a short period of time–e.g., during the Christmas holidays–usual dumping ground, hospital, which the dumper may accomplish by fabricating medical symptoms in the dumpee that guarantee admission to exclude something serious. Carers may also GD long-term, leaving their wards at a hospice, assisted living facility or, in the worst case, at a hospital, where the elder may become an unintentional “bed blocker.”

Synonym Grandpa dump

Reference nhsescapee.blogspot.com/2007/02/granny-dumpingthe-nations-favourite.html

 

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