What are you first thoughts when you hear the term "nursing home"?
without checking anywhere .. my understanding is a place where we can be in a fully assisted environment. Especially when we are older, we can stay there for people to care for us. They should have proper meal schedule, meal requirements, medical team to support during emergency or even for monthly check-ups.
Since i am not blessed with a child, I have always looked for this as an option when I turn 60.
My initial association believe it or not, is a place void of hockey ice; thus, a place of little thrill and transitory to the "Big Ice"in the sky; literally too close to the polar-opposite of that H-E-double hockey sticks way down below...
Very creative answer but your answer also illustrates my point that everyone perceives nursing homes differently.
I agree with you Tony; however, keep in mind, perception is distorted by their reality...
Bad impression. the first thing in my mind is old age home for old folks kicked out by their kids
It's the final place one goes to wait to die.
No more driving around town independent, choosing your own meals and meal times, (no more) vacation traveling, dating, sex, or privacy.
The rest of your life is spent "waiting" for someone to visit you, for meal time, for having your diaper changed, taken to the shower, looking forward to episodes of Jeopardy! and The Wheel of Fortune or Food Network shows. Routine becomes a way of life.
Having people speak to you in the same tone adults do to small children. Watching the little birds in cages in the lobby.
The smell of urine and fecal matter stained sheets in the hallway. Waking up depressed each day while reminiscing about the past.
Watching one person after another be "carried out" until it's your turn to die. Overly prescribed medications to keep you drowsy.
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock....until (your) clock stops.
Elderly people who can no longer take care of themselves.
by Shil197820 months ago
Don't you think we should care for our elderly at home, rather than send them off to nursing homes?
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