Â I recently was sent the story I have posted below.Â Â It is scary how much reality is imbedded in this tounge in cheek story.Â
Here’s the way it should be:
Let’s put the seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes.Â 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 medicaltreatment, wheel chairs, etc.Â They would receive money instead of having toÂ pay it out. They would have constant video surveillance, so they wouldÂ 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 (shoes, slippers, pj’s) and legal aid would be free, upon request. There would be private, secure rooms providedÂ for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens. Â Each senior would have a P.C., T.V., phone and radio in their room at noÂ cost. They would receive daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear anyÂ 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 toÂ pay $5,000 per month.Â They would have no hope of everÂ getting out.
Of course I don’t mean the following line….but…. The discrepencies listed above may have some seniors contemplatingÂ knocking over a convenience store armed only with a cane and a tube of joint linement.