Originally Posted by 1fastdoc
Old fat people stay home because they can't get around due to severe joint problems. Spend some time in an ICU and you'll find that there are plenty of old fat people. Now 80 is a different story. Not too many make it that far.
BTW, on a semi-related note, I have discovered something very important. I have many patients in their 90's. All, and I mean ALL, have one thing in common: no more than 6 regular scheduled medications. When I'm 89, if I'm on 7 meds, I'm going to stop one of them no matter what.
Considering there are not old fat people in "assisted living facilities" if they are plenty, they all cannot be living at home, so where are they?