Re: Don't get older or become infirm so need social care Ö
Originally Posted by Mike1111
Sadly, having spent 8 years of my life visiting my mother in one of these God forsaken places, I think I agree.
I have told HWMO that if I am in need of residential care, to just knock me on the head, put me in a black bin bag and put me outside for the binmen!
Seriously. there is absolutely no way I am ever going into one of those places, I often went with a friend to see her grandmother in a care home when I was younger. It really put me off for life! All I can remember is the fact that everytime we visited, they were all sitting there in armchairs in the sitting room with the television on and no-one to talk to.
They were all lined up along the wall. It was awful to see.
I'm sure it wasn't as bad as it looked but being young, it has stayed in my mind all these years and I have made HWMO promise faithfully that he will care for me at home, even if it costs an arm and leg to have private care come in. I have promised him the same.
It was bad enough when I was taken into hospital with Pneumonia, waking up to find myself in the old people's ward. My first thought was ''what am I doing in the Geriatric ward!!? then it suddenly dawned on me... Oh ruddy hell, I am old and this is the ward they put old people in.
Not a nice feeling when I was still working full-time!!