in an old peoples home are being sedated following the discovery
that their new drinking fountain can be adjusted to clean
the whole of their faces, not just the teeth and mouth area.
first couple of days the residents dressed up in 1950's
beach swim-wear just to take a sup at the fountain",
said a large carer.
straw hats were completely ruined," she continued.
aged victim talks:
accidentally leant on the lever to pull up my left sock
and, blow me, if the jet of water syringed my ear out. After
the initial shock it was quite pleasant."
senior, who saw what was going on, patiently waited in line
before pulling the lever to clean her nose.
morning-TV doctor told us:
jet of water loosens some of the more stubborn nose dirt,
and it can increase the circulation on the face which can
be a good thing sometimes smoothing out crinkles - its a
sort of natural face-lift for very old people."