UPDATED for Mom; In many societies older members are revered for their experience, their contributions and their wisdom; and are broadly cared for by the general populace. I believe we used to do this as well. As a youngster I remember my Great Grandmother sitting in this big chair and treated like a queen holding court. As our society has sped up, as families have dispersed across the country and family-units have become less enduring, societal support of the elderly has greatly diminished and people disabled by age related maladies, unable to fully care for themselves either do not get support at all or are herded into Medicare facilities where profitability takes precedence over the patient’s dignity. I support this legislation so that those people who spent their lives building our societal successes and values are not simply disposed of as being too inconvenient to properly care for. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect despite their age related difficulties. … … Mom passed in late 2017, just days before her 96th birthday. She is the reason why I begin posting on this site. She was lucky enough to have children able to spend the time and help her live with some dignity despite increasingly worsening physical limitations. She was still mentally sharp and had a large Facebook following from her postings on ePinions earlier. Here is the reason I take the time to post on this site, from an earlier posting. … … … Mom, I know you are watching. I want you to know that I am truly, truly sorry. You were right and I was very wrong. Mom lived with us until she passed after 96 years of watching our government in action. She was absolutely terrified when Trump got elected and remarkably predicted many of the things that he has done. I argued that honorable people of all political stripes in our Congress would prevent this. I argued that our Federal institutions had too much inertia to be spun to his interests. I was horribly wrong. I didn’t count on the party-before-country entrenchment of the Republicans. I didn’t count on blizzard of unconfirmed and grossly unqualified temporarily appointed heads of our institutions to actively subvert the very reasons these institutions exist. I didn’t count on executive branch employees being terrified by the very public firing of a career employee the day before his pension would vest nor the forced relocation of EPA scientists from Colorado to Washington DC in order to disband them. Our military and most if not all of our Federal employees are expected to abide by a code-of-honor. Lying is not acceptable. Using your position for financial gain is not acceptable. Why have we allowed the president of our country to violate the code of honor that we expect other executive branch employees to abide by?