Scientifically Proven: 24 days

That’s how long it takes for a demented elder to be found on the floor of their live-alone apartment, be brought to the ED and have their life saved, somewhat dramatically.

It includes the time spent in the hospital being seen by several top-flite specialists and excellent, caring nurses.  Time to eradicate infections, ameliorate cardiac dysrhythmias, reverse renal dysfunction and begin their rehabilitation.

It also includes their transfer to a rehabilitation hospital and ultimately their discharge home.

To the same apartment, to be found on the floor, and be brought back.

There are no words.


  1. Awesome! Truly Awesome!

  2. Strike two!

  3. Lovely.

  4. So I guess rehab’s to blame? ;)

  5. House Whisperer says:

    This makes up the bulk of my business now.

  6. TheNewGuy says:

    The dreaded bounce-back.