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You and Yours
Care Season
18/01/2008
Alternatives to care

We look at the alternatives to care like living abroad or taking a permanent cruise. We work out the sums and the practicalities and meet an 80 year old who’s lived in a hotel for 10 years.


Who Cares

Who will care when we grow old?
Will we have a hand to hold?
Will there always be a hand
There to help us walk or stand?

Please don't worry we are told
You'll be safe when you grow old
There will be support for all
No task is too large or small.

But the stories that I read
Shows there's no one there to heed.
None to help us should we struggle
To the toilet-too much trouble.

Don't forget the frail and old
Like the stories we are told
Don't forget to help us feed
Should we prove to be in need.

One day this will come to all
Rich and poor and big and small
Help us not to dread old age
When we reach life's final page.

Maggie Morse


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