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This is a community for the frail elderly and their caregivers. It’s all about giving frail old people–Sunshiners–access to independent care at home; they’ve lived with something far from perfect for too long.
What’s a Sunshiner?
Frail old people who have five or more of these characteristics:
- I’m near the end of my life.
- Every day I need help doing things that matter.
- I don’t want to be a burden on the people I love.
- I have trouble getting around, trouble with my memory, or both.
- I care more about being comfortable than I do about living longer.
- I would love to take less medication.
- I don’t want to go to the hospital.
Sunshiners deserve our love, time and care. We need to think very carefully before sending them to a hospital or treating them with drugs because they belong at home. They need permission from society as a whole, from doctors and other medical professionals, and especially from their own family caregivers to choose how they spend their last few years on this earth.
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