BATH­TUB TEST

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Dur­ing a visit to my doc­tor, I asked him, “How do you de­ter­mine whether an older per­son should be put in a LongTerm 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 out the plug. Do you want a bed near the win­dow?”

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