Seniors and Criminals

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arabianequine, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Jails and Nursing Homes

    Here's the way it should be:

    Let's put the seniors in jail and the 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 P.C., 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.

    "Sounds like justice to me!"
  2. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Question: Would all elderly people in need of assistance be forced to stay in prison, and not be released until they 'served their sentence' or until an appeal went through? Would the prisoners have the option of leaving the facility for the day, or of being taken out entirely to be watched over by friends or family or an at-home nursing/guard service?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ok I get the joke. I worked as an Adminsitrator for Assisted Living. The food is NOT cold and terrible. The residents were NOT left alone or to fend for themselves. They could shower as often as they wanted to. Within reason. I had one gal that wanted 6 showers a day. Ok, a little OCD, you can have 2. Their rooms were a one room suite, with a kitchen. Not tiny and cramped but very good sized, and it cost $2400 a month and that included caregiving and bathing, prescription assistance and escorts to the meal room. Yes, they have no hope of getting out - alive that is.

    Where I worked was a middle of the road facility. The activities were well planned, the outings well supervised, the meals were actually good. I chose to eat their meals more often than not when I worked there. It was a nice facility. And contrary to popular belief, it is against the law to lock them in, even Alzheimer patients.
  4. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    I worked at a fairly nice place for about a year. Very similar to the one you worked at, it sounds like.
  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Debi yours sounds similar to the one my Dad did work for... each 'room' had it's own bath and a little kitchen and downstairs was the main dining room, had activities (we were up there for a great St Paddy's thing they did when DS was a toddler), they arranged transportation daily for any who'd like to go shopping... lots of good stuff and the residents seemed (I'm no expert and only visited once during a holiday thing) pretty happy. But that was an assisted living place, for folks still able to do most on their own.

    Not the same thing at all as a nursing home... at least not in my mind. Those types of places are for the folks who cannot do for themselves anymore. Can't bathe themselves or can't cook for themselves or can't remember their meds for themselves... all that. It's a different picture completely. And it's a fact that some of those places have been cited for bad conditions of various kinds. I think maybe that's more the one/s that were referred to by the OP... not the cool places like Dad's and Debi's.

    But, I do totally get the point. I was really surprised when I got a FB message from my Uncle's friend... "Oh hey, awesome they let you out!"... he went BACK to prison last I'd heard... "Nope I'm still in, I just get internet"... mind you this was at like 2am... not regular business hours, don't they have lights out?... seems a bit odd that you and I aren't guaranteed internet... we can go to the library when it's open... but that's not in our room, at home, 24/7. Bit disturbing that.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Skilled Nursing Facility, otherwise known as a nursing home, is for those that are critical and going to die and die soon. However, if a person is a resident of assisted living BEFORE they reach that point, they have the option of hospice and can pass away in the assisted living facility.

    I make this point for those folks with elderly parents. It is NOT in their best interest to be at home as long as possible, because inevitably they wind up in a nursing facility, which is not roses but weeds. Assisted living is a wonderful way to increase their activities of daily living and more than likely prolong their life - happily.
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:Yes just a joke.....I guess someone felt that way though.

    I have been in many nice facilities for elderly and do work with the elderly. I can make a difference somewhere thats all I can do when I am there.
  8. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
  9. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I do remember and I did read your thread. I am very sorry for your loss. I have seen some very poor health care facilities and staff that run the place. I have also seen very good workers and facilities. I work with people that don't wear gloves don't wash etc. and it is absolutely against the rules for the workers safety, others, and patient but what do I do. It is mentioned and grosses me out to no end. I work as a fill-in and travel for a few agencies and stir the pot every-time I go to their facility. Like I said all I can do is try and make a difference when I am there working. I know there is some truth to this or at least the way many people feel or it would not be any truth in the joke to understand. I just got it in an email.
  10. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:I think you missed the point.

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