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When are Americans going to reform the warehousing of the elderly?

Not talking about the government, I'm talking about the American people, actually taking care of their elderly, by providing food, shelter, and involvement in society. In the years I did meals on wheels, I saw more social workers than I did relatives. BekindtoAnimals22, Men should be just as involved as women. I'm not blaming anybody, I'm blaming everybody.

Asked By: Scott Monster - 10/11/2009
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You've gotten great answers thus far and I agree with all of them. Those who have jobs today, are working as many as they can squeeze into a day. Then there are those who can barely afford to live their lives not to mention those who have lost everything themselves. These people are in no way able to take care of... More
Answered By: Raider - 10/12/2009
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This isn't the 50's when women stayed home and took care of the family. Everybody works. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult for the older generation. There isn't anybody to care for them.
Answered By: BekindtoAnimals22 - 10/11/2009
 
Not all people in nursing homes are abandoned by their families. Some are there for extensive care like if they fell and broke their hip and needed a lot of therapy. Then they go back home. Some don't have a family to take care of them either because they had no children or outlived their children... More
Answered By: PTL - 10/11/2009
 
It's SO hard and there's only so much that can be done. Regarding nursing homes, the new ones are always at an advantage because they are easier to keep clean, more efficient, and a give the elderly hope, versus the old ones, which are too inefficent to keep clean or do things right in. With staffing cuts in health... More
Answered By: Spicey - 10/12/2009
 
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