No Rules Nursing Home
It’s probably inevitable;
we are destined to arrive
at the doorsteps of a nursing home
by the time we’re ninety-five.
They have rules at those places.
All kinds of rules, I know.
Will we tolerate it all?
The answer’s a resounding “no!”
No rules I say, and no restrictions.
Really, what’s the point?
By then we should call all the shots;
your favorite vodka, perhaps a joint.
Ribs and chocolate ice cream.
Even cigarettes if you choose.
Bring extra butter for the bread.
What’ve we got to lose?
And then there’s hanky panky.
Would seniors fool around if they could?
I think yes (so I’ve been told).
Perhaps they would. And so they should.
My friend came up with a suggestion.
I think it is quite brilliant.
A “No Rules Senior Living Home”
and I’ll be their first client!
Many of us are helping our elderly parents transition into a new living situation. It is a challenging time in many ways, but the very first step is to become aware of the myriad options. I have come to believe that none is perfect, rather, each has pros and cons. I got to thinking...what would the ideal assisted living facility look like?
Do you have any other ideas for what you would like to see in an ideal facility? Since truth is stranger than fiction, do you have any stories from any of these facilities?
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