The father discovers an assisted living brochure in his son’s desk and goes off on a rant about how if they put him in assisted living he might as well die.
Last night I watched an episode of Criminal Minds where one of the main characters was, along with his sister, agonizing over the decision to put their aging father with mild dementia in Assisted Living. The father discovers an assisted living brochure in his son’s desk and goes off on a rant about how if they put him in assisted living he might as well die.
It all works out ok with the father being rescued from the horrors of assisted living when the daughter figures out how to keep him living with her in her own home.
ARGHHH . . . . . .
This is the obvious perception of the script writers and the perception that gets propagated to the public. It does a terrible disservice to elders and to the public. We are not doing a very good job of putting a human face on eldercare.
We must do a better job of telling our story; How we give new life, fresh hope; How senior housing is more than just Bible Study, Bingo and Birthdays. There is no better way to tell the stories than videos like this one.
Enjoy and I hope you have a great weekend. I am looking forward to connecting with a bunch of you at ALFA in Tampa where I will be leading two breakout sessions. More about them next week.