Professor Pullicino said: ‘I found him deeply unresponsive on a Monday morning and was told he had been put on the LCP.
The old person was no longer seen as a useful member of a family team, but rather as a drain on the family's resources. Older people had previously depended on their families, hence on younger people, for support in their declining years, but suddenly that support was gone. Government programs could provide money at best, and never enough of it, hardly a substitute for a caring, loving family.
Living past seventy became, for many, a rather bleak prospect, a time of loneliness, poverty and illness. The youth culture did another great disservice in stereotyping old people as chronically ill, unable to work, behind the times, slow-thinking, useless financial burdens on society.
The idea that old people could actually fall in love or have sex with each other is embarrassing to many Americans, old, young and in-between.
Some systems come with a tampering alarm, which disables it for one minute and sounds an alarm if someone enters the wrong code multiple times. You can choose between a home and commercial model and they come with a 6-digit code for entry.
The site reports installation is easy and should only take you 10 minutes.