Danish care: sex for the aged
“Wow!” That was my immediate reaction when I read of a unique nursing home in Denmark. As do many seniors, I dread the thought of living in one, but when my children say, “Dad, it’s time to go,” I’m packing my bag and heading for the Thorupgaarden nursing home in Copenhagen.
What’s so special about Thorupgaarden? Well, “Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night in the Week” may be true in some residences, but not at this Danish nursing home. Every Saturday night, pornographic movies are shown on the closed-circuit television. And if residents are still feeling a little depressed and uptight, they can request a visit from a prostitute. Caregivers claim this approach has a greater calming effect on the elderly than medication. I’d have to admit it sure beats Prozac!