The Joint Family system having broken up, thanks to Western Culture, the Seniors are now considered as mere appendages.
Gone are the days when looking after the elderly was the duty of Children.
If you imagine this is because of economic reasons, you are mistaken.
A good percentage of these people in the Senior Citizen’s Home are the parents of children settled abroad.
Children send in money and ask the parents to take care of themselves.
I had posted the elders , taking into consideration of the changing value systems, one has to accept reality, without being morose about these issues.
The elders were here before these children were born and were taking care of themselves.
No point in mourning on this issue.
One can be self-reliant if one is confident.
What it needs is the unnecessary clinging to some one else even if it be Children.
One should be happy that they have at least the Financial security.
Imagine people with out even this and being discarded and neglected
One is required to be more updated on the information side and the minimum skill to operate modern gadgets,
If one has a basic knowledge of Computers and Internet, most of your problems are solved.
My brother’s wife, 74, is a Diabetes patient and my Brother is 82 years.
She needs Insulin injections daily and she can not nor my brother can Use a Syringe.
The Nurse who comes is not regular and my brother has to keep on hunting for a Nurse for injections.
Locating the nurses is a problem as the information from service providers is generally confusing and really not focused on the issue at hand.
This is not the only issue the elderly have.
Elders, whose children are abroad, find it extremely difficult to handle daily issues like buying things, Emergency help,Health Care,Daily Living Aids ,Services.
one wishes that there is a nodal information resource that can offer these services Online to help the Senior Citizens.
One needs to log in and have the information.service they need is at hand.
I recently come across a site that offers this service.