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Future Uncertain for Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program

An ailing woman in her 80s was removed from a nursing home by her son, who said he would assume her caretaking duties.

He used her meager income to fund his alcohol and drug habits. When he was arrested, the disabled woman was found abandoned in a home infested with rats.

Although the woman said she wanted to remain at home with her neglectful son, the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) removed her from the home until her care could be resolved.

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