Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Real Medicare

One very interesting conversation I had with my aunt last weekend detailed how she had cared for her mother (my grandmother) and also her mother-in-law in the last years of their lives, and how the official (paid) caregivers at the nursing homes were astonished at the care she was delivering to her relatives--including things as basic as providing (and insisting on) proper care for bedsores and helping with taking medications.

It seems that whether or not Comrade Obama's health rationing plan passes, we all need to remember that our real source of quality care in our aging years will come from those we love; family and friends. All the efforts of the "New Deal" and "Great Society" to obscure the true source of "social security" for the aged meet their match in my Aunt Donna. Those who hope to have gray hair some day should take note.

1 comment:

W.B. Picklesworth said...

I couldn't agree more. Caring for our elders is a measure of our ethics. If we can't be bothered with it, then we have no business complaining about anything else.