“In Britain we put our elderly into living graveyards, put them in a home, arrange the chairs in a half circle, turn on the heating and leave them to watch tv.
We should be copying what is happening in Amsterdam, where they have care homes with extra accommodation for students. The students get a free place to live in return for 30 hours a month assisting around the home.
For elderly people, the best medicine is youth. It energises them – ask any grandparent, We could kill two birds with one stone here, easing student debt and massive social care costs”.
Source: Sunday Times, pay wall