Aging in Place
Check this out. What you will see is a reminder. A reminder of the depressing state of the “nursing home crucible”, in which many senior citizens unfortunately end their days. Nursing homes, by whatever name, have always been unfortunate places. But the COVID-19 pandemic, with residents locked away from relatives and disproportionately dying of the coronavirus, nonetheless, brought to this physician blogger a clearer image of the wrinkled fingers pressed against windows, longing to be back in the real world with their relatives in their final days.
Bottom Line. The message here? As a society, we need to do a better job of helping our seniors to “age in place.” We have the tools that are necessary to do that.
We just lack the commitment!