Oldies deserve more recognition
foist sth on sb迫使某人接受不想要的事物
Foist their lifestyle on others.
Foist the acceptance of gay marriage on the public.
Older people同义词替换： seniors, the elderly, senior citizens, the aged，grey hair口语中用oldies
养老院同义词替换：Nursing home, aged care, aged-care home/service, residential care service, retirement home, retirement facility, aged-care accommodation
家庭看护：Home care, in-home care, home-based care/service
Oldies ‘deserve more recognition’
BRISBANE retiree 退休人员Maida Lilley says younger generations would do well to remember what older Australians have contributed over their lifetimes as they judge the Gillard government’s new $3.7 billion aged-care package.
Ms Lilley says she and her friends deserve more consideration and better treatment in their twilight years (在晚年), and the aged-care reforms have addressed some of the main worries they face.
“We’ve put a lot into the community before we reach this age,” the 78-year old former teacher says. “And all we want now is a little extra help.”
That help doesn’t have to be bricks and mortar（实体的） retirement homes, because, as Ms Lilley is keen to point out插入语, 95 per cent of older Australians are out there （口语经常用到）in the community wanting to do pretty much（口语经常用到）the same things everyone else does.
She lives in inner-suburban近郊的 New Farm, and is still relatively fit despite needing knee replacements after an injury earlier in her life. This has allowed her to get some aged-care services, such as assistance with showering, leading her to the conclusion that she wants to have her aged care brought in-home rather than in a retirement facility.
A full pensioner, she 同位语pays the basic fees for these aged-care services brought in, and believes those who could pay more should be required to do so.
Nor does 倒装句she want to feel under pressure to sell her house to pay for aged-care accommodation when she needs it — she spent a lifetime paying off还贷 her house and wants a choice about how to use her home to help fund her needs when she becomes frailer.
The government’s package covers these concerns, leaving（注意不是leaved） Ms Lilley pleased with the new direction aged care is taking, where her needs rather than the pockets of the aged-care providers are the primary consideration.
“When it comes to（当提到；就……而论）help at home, myself and those I talk to about this all pretty much want to stay,” she says. “It’s consumer-directed care as well, so you won’t have services foisted on you, you can decide what you need.
“We want to keep governments out of our lives as much as possible. We were brought up to fend for 照料ourselves, and this won’t change.”
Ms Lilley believes the government’s intention to introduce a gateway into向…引进一种方法 aged-care provision, a key recommendation of the Productivity Commission, will be a “leveller” for older people.