Monday, May 18, 2020

Determining When An Elderly Person Needs An Assisted Living Facility

Hat Tip: my brother Sandy in an e-mail....sorry, I don't know who this originated with so as to give full credit for that person.

Determining When An Elderly Person Needs Assisted Living: 

During a visit to the doctor of an assisted living facility, a man inquired, "How do you determine whether or not an elderly person should be put in an assisted living home?" 

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub with water and then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the elderly person to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," he said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.”

Now, would  you like a room with a bed near or away from the window?

Oh, and this little nugget about when our wonderful Mom [who was 85 years old at the time] was in an assisted living facility.  After she was there a few months, we asked our Mom, "Reenie",  how she liked it there.  Mom said, "it's okay, but there's too many old people here."

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