Manicurist Posted Photo Of Nursing Home Resident’s Hand And It's Getting Lots Of Attention.
Society embraces youth. Take a look at magazines, TV shows, and social media, it is filled with young men and women with impeccable skin. Although, this is the demographics that tends to shop the most, it also leaves out pretty much everyone over the age of 30. Yet, we all age, getting older with every year. Imagine what it does to a person's self-esteem when they are told constantly that beauty really is on the surface.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) estimates the number of Americans over 65 is 46 million.
By 2060, that number will more than double to over 98 million. That is a huge population that is largely forgotten.
For many seniors, living in nursing homes is a stark reminder of their age.
Nonetheless, many of these institutions have come to understand that entertainment, pampering, and social mingling can lift the residents' moods.
This is why services like manicures and hair styling are provided.
Brandalyn Mae Porter, from Texas, is a nail technician. One of her clients, an elderly woman, had asked her to paint her nails clear.
Brandalyn Mae Porter / Facebook
The young woman shared this particular experience on her Facebook page.
Surprised that she would be asked for a plain nail polish that lacks in color and pizzazz, she had to ask why. As it turns out the woman was feeling insecure about her hands.
In fact, the woman described her hands covered in age spots as "ugly."
The elderly lady didn't want to attract attention to that part of her body. Except this woman probably didn't know that Porter is wiser beyond her years.
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