Thursday Special ~ The Bathtub Test

During a visit to my  doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not  an older person should be put in an Elder Care Home?”

“Well,”  he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a  teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the  bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I  said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is  bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

“No” he said. “A normal  person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the  window?”

Thanks Paddy, which bed did you select? 😉

8 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ The Bathtub Test

  1. Mayo

    I would swim slowly to the edge and crawl out. Then I would let the water evaporate. Does that put me in a bed near the “open” window?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Nick – Windows are a means of escape, so say yes and you are sure to end up in the laundry cupboard!

    Mayo – That might put you outside the window! 😉

  3. Grannymar Post author

    BWT – ‘They’ have only sorted the problem of mixed wards… soon as you say, it will be toes to toes in a bed! 😉

    Alice – I’ll blame the sunshine. 😉 You must have sunshine because we don’t. 🙁


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