All those outside the UK see it , but it seems that those in the UK can't or won't?
Unfortunately, many of the population who make up Boris's useful idiots only see what they want to see. They'll take the promises and ignore the facts.
Those who can't be excused on the grounds of feckless gullibility are the MPs who still profess support for The Convict. They know he's useless, amoral and a liar but put their own self-interest first. A shameful period in parliamentary history.
I hope that none of us ever have to spend any time in one of them, they serve a purpose but I personally would rather expire in service.
I found hospital food in France to be excellent and would expect that in an Ehpad to be very good, I can envisage inspections not finding any neglect or abuse that might go on in the worst places but any lapses in the food would be noticed by all and taken very seriously.
I suspect that it all boils down to money (like most things) and what type of care is needed. In France, if you've got enough to pay for care in a good establishment, life can be very pleasant. If you're there because of dementia, it's grim in either country. In the early stages, communication would be important, true, but finally, it wouldn't much matter as 1) you lose your comprehension and ability to make yourself understood and 2) most of the staff are not native speakers of either English or French. I'm with pcpa....best go out with a bang If my experiments with home-made fertiliser go wrong, that might be sooner rather than later