Have you ever gone to a doctor’s appointment with an older parent when the physician talks to you like the patient isn’t in the room? You wonder why your elderly relative doesn’t respond to the doctor’s orders? Maybe they are not getting the respect they need.
He is in rehab, but may not stay
Must have needs met or will go astray.
No body listens when you are old
Think your mind feeble, too old to know. . .
How you feel, what you need, what you think. . .
Doctors to others about you spew
How can you deal with this, what to do?
Young people, this one day may be you.
Remember, respect their points of view.
Talking to aged, tiring I know.
Hearing is bad, thought processes slow.
Year of experience behind gray
Can help, believe me, do it their way.
How they feel, what they need, what they think. . .
– – June Nash