Originally Posted by frazod
Have you ever watched a loved one waste away to nothing in a nursing home? It's horrible. My grandmother died in a nursing home, and the last three years she was alive she didn't know anything or anybody. Spent her days babbling to a doll and shitting herself. Smothering her with a pillow would have been a kindness.
I'm convinced that the only reason keeping these lifeless shells alive is the norm is how much money the heathcare industry makes off prolonging their (so called) lives.
That doesn't always happed. I spent several years in my teens helping my dad and other congregants perform Wednesday evening church services at a retirement center. And while wheeling them in was often alarming in their ailments and difficulties, they absolutely came to life at the ceremony. 90 and 100 year olds singing hymns with gusto and passion, often so deaf that have no idea how out of tune they are.