You nailed it!
My Dad was in the VA nursing home with Alzheimer’s for 7 yrs! He was in a private nursing home 3 yrs before that waiting for VA approval.He was a Veteran of WWll and was in theatre over 3 yrs! I took care of him 7 yrs prior! Not one family member or friend or neighbor visited him while he was at either facility. A couple years after his death I was forwarded multiple Veterans emails from family and friends about respecting Veterans by forwarding the email. Needless to say I returned the email with a blue reply. It took the the individuals awhile to comprehend my wrath! They just didn’t get it! But after my expletive explanation, they did!
Every holiday my father was at these facilities I took cupcakes and treats to the medical staff, doctors,nurses,aides, and social workers. They did their selfless work with seldom a thank you or a nod! The Veterans only offer “help” to those asking.And like our private citizens they must ask! Sadly mental help in this country is “the last frontier”!
You can make guns illegal,shut down sales,make penalties severe and the criminals and lunatics will always find a weapon. A pipe bomb,axe,knife etc! The murderers will always murder and find a way to do so!
Our mental asylums have emptied out and closed!
God help us all!