To the editor:
I am 49 years old and having read the letter from Wayne Harris I felt compelled to reply. (No A Happy Life for Some Seniors, May 8 Capital News)
I too feel ashamed of our treatment of our wonderful seniors, the majority of whom have worked harder than most of us will ever have to work. They deserve our utmost respect and should be provided with a peaceful, comfortable standard of life when they are no longer independent and need 24/hour care. This should be their God-given right.
Not everyone is looking for a “resort style” senior dwelling or a “cruise-ship lifestyle” but more of a home away from home approach which shouldn’t be unaffordable to the average senior.
I also find it atrocious that the government of today cannot set up a house call doctor service. Wake up, Canada. I only hope that by the time I need any assistance, Canada will have evolved in this area. I have vowed that if I ever won a substantial amount of money I would build a prototype care home—not a sterile facility where we sit and wait for God. Keep your fingers crossed for the Lotto Max.