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Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Bathtub Test

During a visit to the doctor an elderly friend asked: "How do I know if and when I should think of going to live in a care home?"

"Well," said the doctor, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer the person a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to empty the tub."

"Right, I understand," my elderly friend said, glad that she knew the answer. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No," the doctor answered,  "a normal person would pull the plug. Would you like to have a bed by the window?"