When You Find Yourself Physically Impaired, Which Will You Choose?
We are all only temporarily able-bodied. You will grow old. Unless a car accident, unexpected diagnosis, or a wood-tick get you first.
Someone in your family has likely already experienced one of the following. Ask them how they feel about this comparison.
|Institutional Incarceration for Mobility Impairment
||Criminal Incarceration with a Mobility Impairment
- 1 caregiver to 10 clients
- Often wait Hours for Help, Bath once / week, etc.
- Impersonal, Typically Terrible Quality of Care
- Nursing Home responsible to buy wheelchair. Purchases inexpensive $300 sling seat used manual wheelchair.
- Wheelchair unusable to quadriplegics and higher level of needs means sentence of solitary confinement in bed.
- History of younger disabled who haven't been out of bed in 2 years. Van to local mall, etc. maybe once per week.
- NO Release Date
- ALL Income and Assets are Taken by home or state in collaboration
- Individual or family pays $75,000 to $200,000
- Push medications to sedate.
- Restrict access to power wheelchairs preferring to push resident in a manual chair as they are easier to control and monitor.
- One-to-one personal care
- Caregiver is always there, plenty of time available.
- Personal, Typically Good to Excellent Quality of Care.
- Prison/State responsible to purchase wheelchair. Purchases quality $3,000-$50,000 new power wheelchair.
- Freedom to move around prison and and outdoor yard while interacting with other prisoners.
- Possible daily work/community release programs
- Set Release Date
- Able to keep Assets and more Income (if smart about choice of crime committed)*
- FREE to individual, society pays $19,000 to $39,000 (2015 avg)
- Strongly restricted against using medications that sedate.
- Restricting access to a power wheelchair would be considered excessive, unfair restriction/punishment Forcing someone into a manual chair they could not independently maneuver over