02 March 2018

You had me, right up until...

..."No locks on doors also allows residents freedom to move."groovy manSo, basically... Woodstock for neurologically compromised octagenarians, whether they like it or not...

"Stay away from the brown acid!!!"


3 comments:

barn E. rubble said...

Great idea . . . too bad noone living there is gonna know . . .

Frances said...

When I read it, Neo, there is to be a perimeter fence around the whole complex, so residents can't wander too far. It's just within the complex that the residents will be able to move freely. And no locks do have an upside in that a resident can't be locked away and no one know. They will, however, have to screen for aggressive behaviour. It's an interesting concept, and certainly better than the "secure" area at the local nursing home.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, frances, we had my father-in-law with us for the best part of two years before he died a week after his 87th birthday. his mental acuity had suffered as a result of diabetes and towards the end he was nearly bedridden. on one hospital visit, he told the nurse that he lived at home with his parents.

before that, he could only be left alone briefly and we made sure he had no access to car keys. if we went out, i pulled the breaker to the stove because we worried he could start a fire. if he hadn't been so frail, he certainly would have tried to walk home at every opportunity.

we kept him with us because, as you point out, nursing homes are basically a dumping ground. he was a gentle, intelligent man and it was painful to watch him slip away, but despite the work (mostly mrs neo) it was the right decision.

no locks on the doors is a recipe for disaster... a hippie delusion. you'll have to trust me on that.

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