An earlier call to the police for missing elderly people in full care facilities should be prioritized because the health of the individual must be a priority. Not only should these instances be treated with the utmost urgency, they should be expected. This case illustrates the worst case scenario and must be fully guarded against.
If the employees of a nursing home or senior community are unable to properly account for and care for the eldery in their facility, why are they even there? I have run into an elderly woman who spoke no english that lived at a home before. It is disgraceful to let the old just fade and wither, forgetten.
First of all this sounds criminal. How does an elderly resident accidentally fall into a dumpster? The police should be notified once the interior facility has been thoroughly searched; that way the police can set up search of the external grounds. Canines could be brought in to also accelerate the search, as well. There should always be a plan in place to protect the residents and locate them if anything like this ever happens.
The administrators of a nursing home are in a position of trust and have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of their clients. These facilities are often the home to elderly people with dementia, and thus, the nursing homes have to be extra vigilant with their care. If a person is to go missing, the police must be alerted immediately, especially during the winter.