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.

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