A hard look at long-term adult social care in UK – John Gelmini

There is simply not enough money in the system to care for the present numbers of old people requiring long-term Adult Social Care let alone the 1.25 million woman over the age of 65 who have early stage dementia and the growing numbers of diabetes sufferers and obese people who are going to need it later.

Part of this is down to lack of Government finances due to excessive numbers of civil servants, too many councils,  constabularies, fire commands, quangos and people engaged in non jobs.

Part of it is down to poor diet on the part of Adult Social Care recipients, drug taking and drinking during earlier life, chemicals and pollutants in the environment,poor cooking skills,junk food and the lack of willingness of the UK’s population to look after elderly parents.

What can and must be done is to face the problem and discuss it openly in an adult fashion,something the public seems to be incapable of doing.

Then we must take action because if we don’t we are going to have a lot of dead old people on our hands.

The action needs to include all of the following:

1) Merge the Adult Social Care and NHS budgets and clear out duplication

2) Cut the public sector down to an affordable size

3) Introduce variable taxes on foods

4) Pay doctors to keep people well not for the size of their patient lists

5) Transfer all Adult Social Care recipients without relatives nearby or at all,to India and Thailand where they can be looked after at minimal cost

6) Reduce, sugar, salt and fluoride content from food and drink

7) Ban the use of aluminium foil and aluminium saucepans

8) Plant air cleaning trees near motorways and factories

9) Ban Bisphenol A and pesticides which cause obesity, have gender bending effects and which are carcinogenic

10) Introduce German style Rife technology to the NHS and encourage people to acquire these devices for their own use so that they can cure their own afflictions(A modern Rife machine built to German standards can cure most cancers,Aids and up to another 2,500 diseases) yet the BMA and the NHS plus the drug companies refuse to use or consider them.

11) Promote healthy eating,diet and exercise

12) Make people responsible for their own health and promote Tai Chi,Pilates and Yoga along with Ayuvedic medicine

13) Make long-term care insurance fully tax-deductible

14) Make the tax system more competitive and use part of the money brought back onshore to fund better food in hospitals and preventative healthcare regimes

15) Promote vitamin and mineral supplementation via food manufacturers

16) Use aggressive re-enablement to stop the downward slide into a zero range of movement for Adult Social Care recipients

17) Use Asimo robots in care homes for lifting, showering, toileting and turning Adult Social Care recipients

18) Abolish overseas aid, the Barnett Formula and unwarranted military adventurism and use the money saved to reform and re-engineer public health in the NHS and in the country at large.

This will impact beneficially on productivity and enable the country to become more prosperous

19) Promote St John’s Wort(Hypericum) as an anti-depressant 4 times stronger than Prozac to combat depression and S.A.D both of which cause people to retreat into their shells,become gloomy/remorseful and not exercise.

John Gelmini

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  5. Thanks for the article.

    I don’t agree with you on all points, such as taxing food–unless you mean potato chips and soda and other foods that nobody needs to eat anyway–or transferring all adult social care recipients to India–sounds a little Swiftian, but I have to admit smart older people in America are essentially taking it upon themselves to do the equivalent and moving to cheaper Latin American countries with better health care.

    I do think, however, you make a very good point about reducing the “middle man” of civil servants who suck all the money meant for the elderly in endless bureaucracy and, as you say, non-jobs, or as David Graeber, says, in a recent article and upcoming book, “B.S.” jobs.

    And of course many of your other points are sound and the ones that struck me as far out to left field I still appreciate for its initiative and corollary that what we are currently doing just doesn’t work.

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