Friday, March 10, 2006

Caring for the elderly? Home alone is best.

The front page of the Rugby Observer enticingly displays the new "Enjoy Rugby" guide - "Why not pay us a visit?"
But goes on to say that in a "cold weather mortality rate shock for the town" the "elderly face a cruel winter choice" with one of the highest winter death rates among its elderly population in the whole of the West Midlands.

In a soul searching question we ask "Should we really be inviting grannies and granddads to spend the Christmas holidays with the family in Rugby, or is it safer and kinder to leave them at home alone in Nuneaton?" The question has been asked of the Borough Council Tourism spokesman, and we will bring you up todate information on how to protect your elderly loved ones in Rugby.

Link for Full report on Public Health in the West Midlands
See Older People and Health Inequalities

other link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting question...

But are we to think you have got bored questioning the usefulness of a cement plant in Rugby in favour of old age mortality rate?

Or are you now going to tell us it may be connected?