Some commonly overlooked health concerns are sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, and end-of-life decisions.
Approximately 1 percent of the general population has mental retardation.1 The U. Surgeon General has identified “glaring” health disparities in the availability of good health care for adults with mental retardation compared with the general population.2 These disparities are caused in part by inadequate compensation and a lack of experience among health care professionals in meeting the needs of this population.2 Increasing numbers of persons with mental retardation are living into adulthood, and primary care physicians are needed to direct the medical support necessary for successful community integration.
One adult was identified and arrested on adult prostitution related charges.
Investigations continue and additional charges may be forthcoming.
If something seems wrong, just report what you know to the proper authorities. By law in Tennessee, everyone is a mandatory reporter.In many states, self-neglect is also considered mistreatment.Concerned people, like you, can spot the warning signs of a possible problem, and make a call for help if an elder is in need of assistance. Don't assume someone else has already reported a suspicious situation.The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 43, traveled primarily from areas around Dalton and Chattanooga, but some from as far as Gwinnett County, GA (a near 2 hour drive from northeast Metro Atlanta), with the intent to meet a child for sex.Some of those who were arrested had agreed to pay to have sex with the child.