I do honestly try not to be so cynical about everything.
It’s a trait which even I find irritating, though these days it’s very hard not to cast a very jaundiced eye on life.
Anyhows I was browsing around and I came across an article:
My instant reaction was “Oh yeah, the bastards just want our houses”.
I chided myself. This was typical cynicism and I really must stop. Maybe there are other reasons for their plans? So I read on.
Apparently they want to “move away from the model of nursing homes towards community based retirement villages, similar to what is seen in the US“. This is indeed a good thing. Give the wrinklies their own little private spaces whilst providing all the central facilities that are required in ancient age. I think most people would prefer that to being stuck in an old folks home somewhere at the mercy of the staff?
There are times when living at home ceases to be viable for some. There may be a need for constant nursing, or specialist equipment. The person’s house may not be adaptable to their needs or they may need constant medical attention. A retirement village provides independence where the occupant has their own furniture, their own car and total independence while at the same time providing a community. to prevent isolation.
Indeed I was wrong to be cynical. It seems that the gubmint is actually doing something altruistic for a change. I read on. I reached the bottom of the article.
The aim of moving away from the nursing home model towards more home-based community care is to encourage elderly residents to sell their homes and move to a local retirement village. In doing so, larger homes could be placed back on the market for families to purchase.
Fuck them. I was right with my instinct. The fuckers do want our houses.
I’m going back to being a cynic where I belong.