Given what they have been doing for younger generations over the years, it is the least that today’s able-bodied, productive and sufficient men and women can do. Many of the senior men have done tours of duty that have seen to it that their fellow citizens and neighbors can be safe no matter where they are. And many of today’s matrons have had to keep it all together during times of hardship.
But the sad irony is that whilst many of today’s men and women are able, they cannot or will not assist their elderly peers who have now reached the stage where they can no longer take care of themselves as they did in the past. Many of today’s family breadwinners still have to work long hours and there is very little room to spare for the elderly when other immediate family members still need to be provided for.
And as for those who will not assist, the less said the better. This is not the time and place to judge. But it is a good space to laud and appraise the good deeds that are being done by others, in particular those being done under the auspices of the elderly services draper network. Work can be separated into two streams, as the special needs of the elderly and patients require. Yes, in many cases, they have become patients, some now bedridden.
If circumstances allow for it, it is still possible for the elderly to be taken care of in their own homes. Alternatively, they are able to settle into what could be termed a retirement village or oasis where they will always be surrounded by likeminded peers, as well as those who have taken up their vocations to serve them.