Lots of Money Not Essential in Extreme Old Age

Discussion in 'Financial Planning' started by Elle, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Elle

    Elle Guest

    For those managing the affairs of an elderly relative or friend who is
    not swimming in money, I found this article helpful:

    Giving Alzheimer's Patients Their Way, Even Chocolate
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/health/01care.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    These lines made me smile and cheer:
    ---
    Dementia patients at Beatitudes [a Phoenix nursing home] are allowed
    practically anything that brings comfort, even an alcoholic "nip at
    night," said Tena Alonzo, director of research. "Whatever your vice
    is, we're your folks," she said.

    Once, Ms. Alonzo said: "The state tried to cite us for having
    chocolate on the nursing chart. They were like, 'It's not a
    medication.' Yes, it is. It's better than Xanax."
    ---

    The many readers' comments (linked from the web site above) are also
    darned educational.
     
    Elle, Jan 1, 2011
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  2. Elle

    dapperdobbs Guest

    On Jan 1, 11:56 am, Elle <> wrote:
    > For those managing the affairs of an elderly relative or friend who is
    > not swimming in money, I found this article helpful:
    >
    > Giving Alzheimer's Patients Their Way, Even Chocolatehttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/health/01care.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
    >
    > These lines made me smile and cheer:


    Very interesting. I also like the policies supporting the nursing
    staff. Some educational material for family members might encourage
    them to visit more successfully, more often ... and smuggle more
    "contraband." Custom decorating a room might help some, too.
     
    dapperdobbs, Jan 2, 2011
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  3. Elle

    Cam Guest

    I live in terror or being under the control of institutions. I have
    spent the better part of my life being a student of a public school or
    an employee of a corporation.

    Institutions are run the convenience and benefit of the leaders of the
    institution. Who has the biggest office in a school? Who wields the
    most power? Who has the highest salary? (Hint, schools aren't about
    the children, first.) The principal who is the top leader of the
    school. In a corporation who has the biggest office? Who wields the
    most power? Who gets $100 million bonuses? (Hint, it's not the
    customer, the employees or the shareholders.) Why the leader of the
    institution, the CEO.

    I'm sure nursing homes, who wield total control over their patients,
    can "take care" of any whiners who complain about management or
    conditions. If there is a "Amnesty International" for nursing homes,
    that's where I want my charity money going. I'll be looking forward
    to seeing them if I do get stuck in a nursing home in "extreme old
    age".
     
    Cam, Jan 5, 2011
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