The Biden administration has announced its commitment to the fight against elder abuse. Biden is proposing $1.5 billion dollar to deliver elderly safe haven boxes to towns across America. Much like infant safe haven boxes, the boxes will allow families to drop off their elderly family members they no longer want. The boxes will be placed outside of fire stations, police stations and hospitals. Biden stated that the program was his top priority and that he is determined to see it through.
“No longer will elderly people be thrown away like trash,” said Biden. “We are going to put them in a box, and transport them to an undisclosed location where they will live out the rest of their days. We are going to make sure that our elderly are treated with respect,” said Biden. “They deserve to live out the rest of their lives in comfort.”
Once a person is deposited into the box, they will be picked up and transported to an undisclosed location. The elderly will then be given new names if they cannot remember their own. They then will be shown to their new 10×10 room that they will share with 15 other members of the safe haven.
Biden went on to say that the program is aimed at helping families who feel trapped and have nowhere else to turn. He stated that many families are forced into making heartbreaking decisions because they don’t know what else to do. Biden pointed out that this program will also help society as a whole by eliminating the burden of caring for elderly family members who are no longer wanted.
“This is a big problem that has been swept under the rug for far too long,” said Biden. “We all have elderly family members, and let’s face it, we don’t always want to deal with them.” Biden is optimistic about his administration’s plan and hopes that it can help put an end to elder abuse and neglect. “This is going to be a huge step towards helping this country’s seniors,” he said.
The administration is currently working on getting the bill passed in Congress, which will allocate funding to pay for the expansion of the program. The bill is expected to pass easily, as there are many congressmen who are eager to get their names on it. “This is a great opportunity for me,” said Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). “I have an uncle who I can’t stand and I have always wanted to get rid of him.”