The bathtub test 70



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During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in retirement village?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup or 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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  1. Don’t like the phrase “putting someone into a Retirement Village…. Most of us choose to move to a Retirement Village….. We live in a wonderful independent living unit not so much different to living in any gated community.

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