The increasing number of the elderly is a growing problem in today’s time. Due to the concept of the nuclear family, the number of young people decreases, and the number of older people increases. As a result, the number of people who need to take care of older people decreases. Nowadays there is a maximum of one or two children in a family and they are working in different places.
So they cannot take care of their old parents because they are not available in the family. It is not prudent to leave a job in the current recession to look after the old. So who will take care of these old people? Is there anyone who can take care of them like their children? These are two important questions that we need to answer.
Older people need more care and love. In the present world, it is impossible for our children to care for their parents. This can result in depression. Additionally, older people need others so that they can go out and meet their personal needs. In the absence of their children, it will be very difficult for them to maintain their routine. In addition, they may feel lonely sitting idle at their home.
This is due to their lack of mobility. It affects their relationships with others and things get worst. Their previous friends may be moved or passed away and are unable to make more friends due to their physical disability. Therefore each one needs more attention and care in old age.