When Prisons Need To Be More Like Nursing Homes

What happens when an elderly prisoner needs eldercare assistance? Check out this interesting article that details the challenges of caring for the elderly in a prison environment. Read more at http://khn.org/

Above: “SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – DECEMBER 20: Anthony Alvarez (C), age 82, is walked to a medical appointment by Phillip Burdick, a fellow prisoner and member of the Gold Coats program at California Men’s Colony prison on December 20, 2013 in San Luis Obispo, California. The Gold Coats program is a volunteer care program where healthy prisoners volunteer to take care of elderly prisoners who either need general assistance with mobility and every day life or who also struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia.” – Via http://khn.org/

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