By P Chong Sat. 28 August 2010
A senior citizen after putting in 40 years of life work is naturally expected to be treated with all due respect, honour, dignity & decency, and to live whatever is left of the rest of his natural life with ease & comfort. Ironically & contrary to such expectations, a criminal enjoys more benefits for which all men slave to provide in their working lives. To make matters worse, even an illegal immigrant or refugee gets better treatment than the senior citizen in terms of perks & benefits.
For crying out loud, is this laughable or laudable? Justice is supposedly to be fair & just – but its scale is tipping rightly or wrongly in favour of the undeserved. Such a scenario you would say can only happen in an undeveloped or under-developed world. But the truth is justice though preached is not seen to be done in the globalised economically developed world.
The world we live in is topsy turvy. Apparently, the value system has been manipulated by the “politically correct” politicians – devils & crooks in disguise.
Let’s switch it around & put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks for starters and other perks & benefits that follow:
They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
- They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
- Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
- They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
- They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.
- Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
- Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
- Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.
- There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
Now, for the “criminals” in the nursing home:
- The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised.
- Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.
- Live in a tiny room and pay £900.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.
Whether you are young or old, you’d be the judge and jury!
Surely, such a suggested scenario would be called “A Fair Go”!
- Jail Vs. Nursing Home (mythoughtsideasandramblings.com)
- Christina Jewett: Prosecutions of Elder Abuse Cases Decline Under Jerry Brown (huffingtonpost.com)
- Research Is Key To Selecting A Senior Living Community; Eldercare Referral Network A Silver Connection Offers Decision-Making Tips (prweb.com)