donderdag 16 februari 2017

Insights into what it is like to live in an aged care facility....

As a sideline, I review books for a news website.  My latest review is for the book:  The Secret Life of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4years old.  This popular book, originally written in Dutch, covers the daily tribulations of Hendrik Groen, a resident of an aged care home in the north of Amsterdam. 
I enjoyed reviewing this book because it takes the unusual viewpoint of being the diary of someone living in an aged care facility.  It says much about the way that aged care staff, including health care workers, respond to older people.  It covers issues that are important to older people - like pensions, euthanasia, losing independence.  Most of all it highlights the desire older people have to enjoy the things that the rest of us enjoy (think fine food, good wine, stimulating conversation, social outings, and good friends).
Some beautiful insights into the reality of aging, and some shocking insights into how we (family members, aged care workers, Governments) treat older people.
Have a quick look:  Review: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen for more information.  This book should be available from all major bookstores.

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