Prisons VS. Nursing Homes
Put the Elderly in Prison!
Topic #1: Servalence Cameras
Prison security systems allow you to track the movement and locations of inmates, staff, and visitors at all times. The issue of whether or not to put security cameras in nursing homes and where these should be placed is extremely controversial and is far from resolved.It is known that every year, 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, or other forms of nursing homes abuse. For every case of nursing home injury reported to authorities, experts estimate that there may be as many as five cases not reported. In Prison, as of September 1, 2012, there were 7,609 surveillance cameras on units across the state. Of these, 4,067 are in housing area.The guards are sometimes accused of abusing the prisoners but since they have cameras they can check to see what really happened. If an elderly says there being abused by a nurse, they can't check so they usually believe the nurse over the elder.
Topic #2: Free Medication
Topic #3: Three Hot Meals
In some prisons Inmates may also purchase food at the prison commissary, such as chocolate bars, beef jerky, "squeeze cheese", bread, coffee, and snack cakes. In nursing homes The most common nutritional problems in nursing home residents are weight loss and concomitant protein energy under nutrition.Statistics show that 132 residents, who were screened for risk of malnutrition and completed a face-to-face interview questionnaire about dining experiences. Overall, 37.4% of participants were at risk of malnutrition. In 2001, prisons spent $955 on food per inmate per year—that’s $2.62 per day. In nursing homes, facilities are required to serve a certain amount of meat. One regional facility switched from serving a nice piece of meat to handing out chicken nuggets. Another facility puts three slices of thin deli meat on residents’ plates. In prison they are served 3-4 ounces of meat, half a cup of vegetables, and three-quarters of a cup of a starch. They are also served three-quarters of a cup of salad with dressing, 1 bread item, 1 beverage, and 1 dessert.
Pros & Cons: Nursing Homes
- you can have physical contact with family
- you can have some choice of what food you eat
- and you can come and go as you pleas
- your family can see you when they want to and you can wear what you want
- of living in a nursing home are they are very expensive
- they have small rooms
- some of the homes smell bad
- most of there meals are cold
- they lose independence.
Pros & Cons: Prisons
- free health care and medication,
- free room and board
- free food
- free cable
- access to a library and exercise equipment.
- you can't leave when ever you please
- there are certain days you can see people
- and you can't hug family member
- have to eat what they give you
- you can only have what they supply.
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