Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Its amazing to me how caring people from other cultures can be about the elderly from MY culture. I'm touring family homes to move Dad into, and many of them are run by people of different ethnicities, especially Phillipino. One house in particular, run by a Phillipino couple, was warm and loving, scrupulously clean and well-tended, and the residents were obviously respected and cared for. Dad's aide is Phillipino, too, and a kinder, more dedicated person you won't meet. Knowing how many horrible and low-standard homes there are for the elderly, its reassuring to see these great places. I always wonder what it says about us as a culture that we leave the care of our elderly to those from different cultures.