Caring for old people
was traditionally the responsibility of families. However, the best form of
care for the elderly depends on the family situation. It depends on whether
family members have the time resource.
In the past, a woman’s job was to stay at home taking care of elderly people.
Now many of them tend to choose to work so they do not have time to take care
of the elderly. In addition, residential homes provide care for large number of
elderly people. This is a professional service and nurses are trained to take
care of senior citizens. They will have frequent check-up and make sure that
they always maintain good health every day. Also, they can make friends with
many people at the same age. For these reason it is considered as an option
with busy people who need to take care of their elderly parents.
By contrast, if they have time or even take their time, they can find the
information and learn how to take care of the elderly well. The positive effect
of this approach is that they can understand their elderly parents’ thoughts
and look, then their parents will trust and confide in them. It leads to the
fact that the elderly will have the mental health which is considered as an
important element to help them to have longer life expectancy.
Taking care of the elderly considers a mark of honor to them. Therefore, the
better choice seems the approach that is looking after our elderly parents by
ourselves. This is a step in the right direction leading by your heart.