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A family took their frail, elderly mother to a
nursing home as
she was becoming too ill to look after at home. Hoping she would
be well catered for, they left her to the care of the nurses for
the night. The next morning, the nurses bathed her, fed her a
tasty breakfast, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking
a beautiful flower garden with some new friends to chat to, and
a lovely cup of tea.
She seemed okay, but after a while she slowly
started to tilt
sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rushed
up to catch her and straighten her up. Again she seemed okay,
but after a while she slowly started to tilt over to her other
side. The nurses rushed back and once more brought her back
upright. This went on all morning.
Later that afternoon, the family arrived to see
how the old lady
was adjusting to her new home.
So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you
"It's pretty nice," she replied.
"Except they won't let me
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