Let’s reverse the rules between jails and nursing homes.
This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks, they’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their rooms.
They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education.
Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
Private, secure rooms for all, with an outdoor exercise yard, with gardens.
Each senior could have a P.C. a T.V. radio, and daily phone calls.
There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct, that would be strictly adhered to.
The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised.
Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.
Live in a tiny room, and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.
– author unknown
Nursing Homes have been called “Living Museums”. Their occupants made our way of life possible. The abundant life we enjoy was made possible through their generosity and sacrifice. Chances are, you pass by a Nursing Home on your way to, or from work or from shopping. If you stop for a visit, I believe you will be shocked and saddened to learn how many residents haven’t had a visitor in weeks or months, if ever. You could learn first hand how “efficiently” government healthcare (Medicare & Medicaid) is administered.
It may be wise to learn all you can about Nursing Homes – before your kids choose one for you!