Aged Care Residents carry an emotional toll
People are Dying of Loneliness
An enormously distressing experience
"When you’re in a home like that, and nobody can come and see you, it’s an enormously distressing experience."
He goes further to describe one incident with a friend of his who became “overwhelmed” with emotion after seeing him for the first time that it took him several minutes to calm down. This shows the emotional weight that these vulnerable people are put under every day.
An impossible choice
The balance of physical health and mental health puts aged care providers in an impossible situation. One that Everald believes deserves closer examination.
“So I think we’ve gotta say to ourselves, what is the worst for a person? To die of covid, quickly...or for them to actually die in some sort of mental tension because they’ve been neglected? And the worst thing that can happen to a person in old age is to lock them away. Death is preferable to them being locked away."
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