Getting older does not mean that we need to be shelved instead treat us as equals and help us to enjoy our lives to the fullest. Most senior citizens today have a lot to offer to society.
The elderly find that just as usual their care and treatment suffers. We strived to find cures so that our lives can be extended. We now know about good diets, exercise and medicines that will prolong our lives from centuries past. That is good in a sense but it is bad when we do not know what to do with the elderly. Just because we have gotten older does not mean that we should be put on a shelf, ignored, or treated unfairly.
Today getting good insurance when you pass a certain age is next to impossible. Most people who are over fifty may have contracted high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, become a diabetic, or some of the many things that start to go wrong with the body. This does not mean that we are over the hill folks. We need good insurance to keep from wiping us out financially so that we can live a moderately good life. Most of us are not asking for riches but it is nice to be able to eat everyday and pay those utilities. The truth is the cost of insurance or medicines if you are not covered with insurance can take away about everything you have worked so hard for when you were younger. That is not a fair balance to life’s end. It would be more equal if we could afford our insurance and our insurance could afford us!
Most elderly people dread the thought of going to the hospital today. The organization spends time and money on social workers who only seem to get in the way. The hospital staff itself does a fine job usually helping a person get over heart attacks or strokes or other problems that sent them to the hospital. The social workers however spend their time trying to place the most of us who are over 60 into some kind of nursing care facility. This experience hit home two months ago when my husband now 75 had a minor stroke and had to be hospitalized for a few days. He was not severe by any means and knew who he was and where he was at. The social worker simply informed me that they already had a nursing facility already arranged for when he left. This was not a service that we ask for nor did we want. My husband come home and is very happy today. He still is able to drive on occasion if he wants too. Our children see to our needs and we are able to maintain our own home. What we needed was a little assistance around our home to help do some of the things that have become hard for us to do. That will not happen folks unless you got the money to pay for it yourself.
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