Thursday, January 10, 2008

Care homes

Some people might not like the idea of sending the elderly to care homes because they think the elderly should be staying with their family and the children are suppose to look after them.

But I think it is not a bad thing at all if everyone in the household is working and nobody is accompanying the elderly most of the time, leaving the elderly at home alone is somehow dangerous too, especially when the elderly is not in a good health condition.

Nowadays the care homes are well equipped and have various facilities for the elderly. There are also qualified caregivers to take care of the elderly at the care homes. Aside from getting the appropriate treatment, the elderly can also mix around with other of similar age group and hence promote a healthy social life to them as well. Family members can always pay a visit or bring the elderly out if there is any occasion.