Nursing Home Worker Posts Photo of Woman’s Hands, It Goes Viral

July 9, 2019 Updated: July 9, 2019

A woman who had been working in an unnamed nursing home said she was painting a new resident’s nails

“Today I painted a new residents nails at work and as we were going over colors, she mentioned she wanted clear,” Brandalyn Mae Porter, the care worker, wrote for Love What Matters. “The only thought that came to my mind was ‘CLEAR?! That’s no fun.’”

When she asked why, the elderly woman replied with: “My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.”

Porter, after some consideration, felt compelled to respond to her.

“I then carefully responded with, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day,’” she said.

The woman then went with the color pink.

“Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in,” Porter wrote.

Her entire post reads:

“Today I painted a new residents nails at work and as we were going over colors, she mentioned she wanted clear. The only thought that came to my mind was ‘CLEAR?! That’s no fun.’ I asked her why she wanted clear and she said, ‘My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.’ I then carefully responded with, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.’ And with that, she went with the color pink for her nails. Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.”

Holiday Inn?

A Texas man has shared an ingenious idea to avoid paying the high prices of senior care—and the plan has gone viral.

In a social media post, Terry Robison makes an argument for why spending his “golden years” at a Holiday Inn instead of a nursing home is more economical.

flag at holiday inn
A general view at Holiday Inn on June 28, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Holiday Inn)

“With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble,” Robinson starts off his argument.

“I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night,” he said. It is not clear whether his calculations include taxes.

Robison added that the hotel includes breakfast, and some also have happy hours. With the savings, he said he will be left with over $120 for lunch and dinner, or room service, laundry, gratuities for hotel staff, and special TV movies.

Plus, the hotel provides complimentary toiletries and provides a spa, a swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge, and a washer-dryer.

More importantly, he said, “They treat you like a customer, not a patient.”

Robison also recommended traveling around and staying at inns in different cities.

“And you’re not stuck in one place forever—you can move from inn to inn, or even from city to city,” he said. “Want to see Hawaii? They have Holiday Inn there too.”

Meanwhile, he added that if things take the turn for the worse “They’ll call an ambulance … or the undertaker.”

“If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life,” Robison said.

Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this article.

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