Brooklyn news on sending the elderly packing
Elderly Bethelites requiring hospital-level care ( as for example those with advanced dementia do), would hardly be sent packing.
It is more likely they would be transferred to residential/hospital facilities designed for caring for individuals with those illnesses - undoubtedly this already happens and is not a new development.
But, equally, this thread hinges on what that woolly phrase, "sent packing" mean in practice.
I'm with Steve on this one, as it is not clear what is meant. My wife and I have been through the difficult decisions of when and how to get our parents taken care of in their last years. We've gone through it three times so far. Eventually, their need for care exceeds everything you can do, either for them in their own home, or in your own house (we've done both). Professional nursing care becomes a necessity for the last stages. So if this is what is being referred to in the original post, it is a non-issue.
"And you will know them by the love they have amongst themselves......"
now pack your bags......