The claim: Nursing homes and orphanages were combined in Canada
One viral Facebook post claims that “the brilliant idea” of combing nursing homes and orphanages in Canada has been implemented to provide more comfort and “the result exceeded all expectations.”
“The elderly found loving grandchildren, and orphans for the first time felt what love and paternal care was,” reads a March 11 Facebook post. “Doctors are observing an improvement in all vital functions in the elderly, a great interest in life is awake in the eyes.”
Accompanying the text is an image of an elderly man holding a young child. The meme was posted to the Facebook group Wholesome Memes for Kindhearted Homies; it has over 1,200 shares and 3,800 reactions.
USA TODAY was unable to reach the Facebook user for comment.
No evidence of merger
In one of the LinkedIn posts, users asked for links proving that senior facilities were combined with orphanages. In response, the user who shared the post said she did not discover any evidence of senior living homes being combined with orphanages.
Ann Murley, one of the LinkedIn users who shared the posts, told USA TODAY in a message that she never found anything to corroborate the story. Julia…