Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday Funny

Ok, this is not really funny at all with nearly 600 deaths from COVID in our Australian nursing homes. 

The brilliant Sammy J on Aged Care.

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  1. Gentle, biting and very, very true.
    I can think of a few people who SHOULD watch Sammmy. Quite a few people.

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  2. I don't find him at all funny....I never have. To me he is a bit of a self-serving smart arse who isn't as smart or as funny as he believes himself to be.

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    1. Sorry to hear Lee, but I expect there will be more of him here.

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  3. Not at all funny :(

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    1. River, we can only hope we die peacefully in our sleep at home but we know most of us won't.

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  4. I totally agree with you, Sammy J is a brilliant satirist. He is spot on in this vid about the shocking state of aged care.

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    1. Cheryl, I heard what I thought wasn't a bad explanation for the extreme place nursing home care now is, in that that with good intentions they wanted a less hospital like place for residents and more like a home. Noble intentions at least, but we know how wrong it has gone.

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  5. Wow $23 an hour. I make $15 and actual the company I work for is one higher paid one. But there a lot of trouble with our homes for our older population. Quite sad

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    1. Dora, as Cheryl says below and our cost of living is higher with say two hours of work at $23 enough to buy a packet of cigarettes or a bottle of spirits.

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  6. $23 in Australia is equivalent to just over $16 in the United States with today's exchange rates.

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    1. Cheryl, it is such an oranges and apples thing. Our housing costs here are much higher too if the mindless US house flipping shows from the US are to be believed, even adjusting for how old the shows are.

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  7. I see where he's coming from, that's about it.

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    1. Margaret, I can't remember if he mentioned it, but there isn't a requirement to have any nursing home medical staff on duty at all, ever. That is outrageous.

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  8. Over half of the COVID19 deaths in the County I live in are in nursing homes.

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    1. Travel, somewhat less here but not much. It is interesting that the US does nursing home care so much better than we do.

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