Last month, ABC Nightly News did a piece on a FL woman – a Boomer - whose 86 year old father was being inappropriately given antipsychotic medications for his dementia by the Assisted Living Facility in which he was living. This is inappropriate because loads of research clearly shows that antipsychotic meds are dangerous when used to treat dementia in the elderly. But, the ALF ignored the science, and used the drug to, in essence, make this poor man less of a bother. After being in the facility for only 2 months, and after watching her father quickly descend into despondency to the point of becoming unresponsive, he died. She knew something “wasn’t right” and now in retrospect “wished she had looked into his care further, asking them what medications they were giving him, etc.” But she didn’t. She took a hands-off approach with the facility and the doctors. It cost her father, who she clearly loved dearly, his life.
Another news piece last week was on folks who were scammed by unlicensed contractors for big ticket work they were having done on their home. One woman they interviewed, also a Boomer, said that she wished she had done more research on the contractors she was considering before signing on the dotted line, now that her brand new multi-thousand dollar air conditioning unit stopped working, and the contractor she hired to provide the unit and install it, is nowhere to be found….
Stop wishing after the fact. Our generation is the best educated of all those on the planet today. So use that great brain to investigate prior to making important decisions. You don’t have the time, you say? Posh…of course you do. Here’s why. It's guaranteed you’ll spend lots of time cleaning up the mess made by poor choices and bad decisions – it makes much more sense to take the time up front, proactively, thus avoiding major mistakes, and ultimately you’ll expend much less time than what you’ll wind up using to react after the fact.
You have been officially alerted…