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Young Finns Are Offered Cheap Flats To Young People In Old People's Homes..in Lieu Of "support"

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Trying to have any meaningful social contact with old people in Homes is pretty difficult.

Don Williams might believe in old folks. But in the case of those in Care Homes these individuals have dementia by and large, they quickly get bored, are inconsistent with what they say and do, they are mainly self centred and often abusive or violent.

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Trying to have any meaningful social contact with old people in Homes is pretty difficult.

Don Williams might believe in old folks. But in the case of those in Care Homes these individuals have dementia by and large, they quickly get bored, are inconsistent with what they say and do, they are mainly self centred and often abusive or violent.

They might not be talking about the same thing. Our care homes are for those who require pretty intensive care, which could mean dementia but could also mean a serious physical condition (such as Parkinsons) while remaining mentally fully alert. But that's the Brit obsession with people staying in "their own homes" and sending carers there, with care homes being an unwanted last resort.

The scenario described is probably one of lesser dependency: self-contained homes for oldies who are normally OK, but benefit from having a warden around in case of emergency (like a fall), and things like help around the house like weekly cleaning or a canteen for those who might have lost the ability to cook.

A flat for committing to being on a rota of "on call" in case of emergency sounds like a pretty good deal if money is tight.

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They might not be talking about the same thing. Our care homes are for those who require pretty intensive care, which could mean dementia but could also mean a serious physical condition (such as Parkinsons) while remaining mentally fully alert. But that's the Brit obsession with people staying in "their own homes" and sending carers there, with care homes being an unwanted last resort.

The scenario described is probably one of lesser dependency: self-contained homes for oldies who are normally OK, but benefit from having a warden around in case of emergency (like a fall), and things like help around the house like weekly cleaning or a canteen for those who might have lost the ability to cook.

A flat for committing to being on a rota of "on call" in case of emergency sounds like a pretty good deal if money is tight.

I think when it comes to physical disability most elderly will try and stay in their homes if they have retained most of their mental capacity with the support of home helps. A good guide to mental clarity is usually a tidy uncluttered contemporary home. I know three such ladies in their mid nineties, all very disabled with home helps, but the uncluttered home seems to be a common link. Indeed I once knew a lady that stayed in her home until she was 100, uncluttered again. Meanwhile know a lot that went down quickly drowning in parcels from J D Williams.

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I think when it comes to physical disability most elderly will try and stay in their homes if they have retained most of their mental capacity with the support of home helps. A good guide to mental clarity is usually a tidy uncluttered contemporary home. I know three such ladies in their mid nineties, all very disabled with home helps, but the uncluttered home seems to be a common link. Indeed I once knew a lady that stayed in her home until she was 100, uncluttered again. Meanwhile know a lot that went down quickly much earlier drowning in parcels from J D Williams.

Up to a point. But insofar as it's true, it's a peculiarly British thing. Obsession with "own home", and refusal to countenance anything intermediate between normal home and hideously-expensive and depressing zombie home.

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Up to a point. But insofar as it's true, it's a peculiarly British thing. Obsession with "own home", and refusal to countenance anything intermediate between normal home and hideously-expensive and depressing zombie home.

Or down sizing from that four bed family home. :ph34r:

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