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Do you find it hard to visit nursing homes because you think it'd be better for the residents to simply be put to sleep?

I mean they're all drugged up and there's so much dementia and sickness and misery.
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Gaiia · F
Those thoughts never crossed my mind.
itsoeasy · 51-55, M
no,life is precious
Yes, my grandmother was in one before she died and it was depressing
Gaiia · F
... Misery is part of this life.
But I think if they themselves want to be put to sleep and chose that should be,if they're pain is unbearable and there's no hope.
Gaiia · F
[@415694,Allelse] it's just a tough decision for the families but one should be able to take it while one is sane.
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@1182809,Murican] even in care homes with staff that give a shit it is hard to find good care. Many have too many residents and not enough staff.
SmellyBot · 61-69, M
[@85866,Doomflower] And the staff they do have walk around looking at their telephones and ignoring calls from patients
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@1182809,Murican] no I said staff that give a shit.
Doomflower · 36-40, F
I would rather be put to sleep than locked in a dementia ward shitting myself
Gaiia · F
[@85866,Doomflower] same really
Paintedfox · 36-40, F
It was hard when my mom was locked in the dementia wing. To need to be let in and out to see my own mom. Like a prisoner. It was so scary in there it was too much for me many times. Its not a good way to go out. The people that work their are just as miserable as the patients. So then to watch her get treated like garbage. Food spilled all over her, left alone, half out of her chair. Luckily she did pass quickly.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
Not for that reason, no, but the stench is ghastly and one wishes for a higher quality of life for our elders. My exwife used to work with high-functioning Alzheimer's residents as a recreation director. It was fascinating, actually.

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