Thursday, January 13, 2011

Taking care of our senior citizens

Because this blog is dedicated to my mom Sally who is a senior citizen, when I received this email it really hit home.  I decided to share it with you... It's real food for thought...and a downer, so I promise tomorrow to post something fun and happy. Still, read this...


Let's put our senior citizens in jail & our criminals
 in nursing homes..
This would correct two things in one motion:
  • Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
  • They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc.
  • They would receive money instead of having to pay it out.
  • They would have constant video monitoring, so they would 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.
  • All meals and snacks would be brought to them 
  • They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. 
  • They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling, a pool and education...and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artists. 
  • Simple clothing - i.e.., shoes, slippers, pj's - and legal aid would be free, upon request. 
  • There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens. 
  • Each senior would have a computer, a  T.V., phone and radio in their room at no cost. 
  • They would receive daily phone calls. 
  • There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints and the ACLU would fight for their rights and protection. 
  • The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with attorneys available, at no charge to protect the seniors and their families from abuse or neglect. 
As for the criminals : 
  • They would receive cold food. 
  • They would be left alone and unsupervised. 
  • They would receive showers once a week. 
  • They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per month. 
  • They would have no hope of ever getting out. 

It's so true and yet heart breaking.  Lets remember to reach out to our senior communities, remember them and honor them.  As for the criminals...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you for your post about our Senior Citizens!! I’ve tried to leave a comment on your blog but I can’t figure out how---I’m not very knowledgeable on using computers. :o) I know in our society these days every thing is so turned around but I’ve never thought about how turned around our nursing homes and jails are!! I really appreciate what you said! It’s so very sad! The older generation are the ones who made it possible for us to live in a free country and have all the things we enjoy today through THEIR sacrifice! I would love to share this with friends and family. Would you mind e-mailing this to me? I would really appreciate it and I would be sure to give you the credit for it. Also, thank you for you’re blog, I really enjoy it and thank you for all the tutorials and instructions you so kindly and generously give. I truly appreciate it!

Thank You, Deborah :o)