I live in Australia and am grateful to have my parents, aged 89 and 96, living at home. The thought of them going into aged care fills me with fear. Our most vulnerable and senior members of society are treated with less respect than our pets.
“Elderly people deserve the highest respect. This includes quality healthcare, to allow for the best quality of life for the people who have helped build the society we currently enjoy.” Dr. Paloma Gómez-Campelo, a psychologist and researcher, Assistant Director of the Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research.
A society is measured by how it cares for its elderly citizens.