Well, I work in a long term care facility and I would say there are those who ‘take quite advantage of the system,’ There are people who are totally capable of taking care of themselves and being productive members of society, who for what ever reason end up in a nursing home and like to be waited on. That is not to say they have not had a hard time of it, but I have to work for food, shelter, medical attention etc, And every paycheck I get a blob of money is taken out for others. I accept it cause it is what it is.
Cindy has devoted her time to a mother that quite frankly, there are others who would stick her in a place like I work and come and visit once a week. If that. And let the rest of us foot the bill. And she may HAVE to at some point. (or maybe she is already there) It is in my view less about taking care of the real needy than the responsibility and the need of government to have some accountability to the ones who’s money they are spending.
These are hard things. Most people who find themselves in a situation like that (having to go to a controlled place even though they could realistically take care of themselves) have personal social problems that to be honest the church could and should maybe be dealing with.