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by Mac McMullen / January 23, 2008 9:58 AM PST
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I declare
by WOODS-HICK / January 23, 2008 10:44 AM PST

is that mrs philip morris?

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"A margarita and a cigarette"
by Angeline Booher / January 24, 2008 8:49 PM PST

I'll get most of the story all mixed up, but the other day there was a stry about a new concept in nursing homes (that looked very sensible to me, BTW).

In one was a lady who was at least 100 years old. When asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said, "A margarita and a cigarette". She got 'em. The video showed she and her daughter sitting on the porch while she enjoyed her birthday wish.

In a reversal of typical nursing home hierarchy, shahbaz manage the household, supported by nurses and therapists. They have risen from the lowest-paid, least respected workers to "these amazing professional people," says McAlilly. "I think it's because [as aides] they were stuck in jobs that were too small for them."


Some photos of the new concept:


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great idea
by WOODS-HICK / January 24, 2008 9:55 PM PST

independence with shahbaz! giving 'aides' the stature they deserve after their additional training would benefit any nursing facility. many cultures value and care for their elders, it should be instinct, it is a sign of greatness. the caregiver is valued also.

this is also a great example for people that deride the medicare/aid programs under social security. just because it is not in the US Constitution does not make it make undesirable in a modern society. as you mentioned before nobody wants it "until they need it". it saved my family: survivor benefits, disability, and extra money that you worked hard to get and deserve. it is part of a society's safety net. it does not stop anyone from private investing.

now that I finished wandering the grounds, another thought.

after having to 911 mother to the hospital, I realized shortcomings in my own home for emergency personnel. after that event I widened as many doorways as possible, replaced the single door entry with french doors. you have to provide quick access for the gurney and the instant crowd ( fire, sheriff, emts', etc) that appears with the 911 response.

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A little rant
by Angeline Booher / January 24, 2008 11:53 PM PST
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Noting the title of the book, "What Are Old People For?"

With all of the arguments about Medicare, and how most of the money is spent in the last couple of years or so of life....

I say, why not? After all, those same people were the contributors to this society, and spending those bucks might make those last years a bit more comfortable. Those who are at this point in time under the delusion they can save enough to not only carry them through retirement in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed but to also pay for the medical procedures and medications that will become necessary as they reach old age should pray very hard for miracle advances in the medical and financial fields.

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