I was at McDonald's last night and saw this old man sitting at a table alone, not eating. I watched as he got up and scooted out into the parking lot on his walker, looking around every few moments confused. After watching him scoot around aimlessly for a while, I decided to go ask if he needed any help. He told me he was hungry, then he got really upset, refusing the food I offered. He was clearly suffering from a mental disability. I (left him a bag of food despite his refusal, and) called the police to check on him.
Now I'm left wondering what happened. Assuming this was a homeless man with serious mental disabilities, what would the police be able to do for him? Do any social policies exist for this situation? Was he likely questioned and left alone? Taken in, cared for via some government program?
I live in Louisiana, in case that's pertinent.