Monday, June 21, 2004

Visiting Hours

     A Care Facility is an interesting environment. Until Patti’s admission I NEVER gave a second thought outside of noticing buildings while driving by


     I’ve learned the real story is told in the visitor parking lots.


     Is the care facility an extension to home caregiving or simply a place to put people? Those are the extremes and I’m sure most families fall somewhere in between. 


     The visitor parking lots tell the story of how and when the outside world interacts with those who live in a care facility. And in turn perhaps serves as a mirror for when our culture perceives it has appropriate time for those who can no longer take care of themselves. 


     It’s a lonely place on a Friday evening.

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