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The Bathtub Test

June 11, 2010
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a nursing home?” 

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.” 
         
“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.” 
         
“No” he said. “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?” 

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