Similarly the pets will also be good with you as you are feeding them regularly. But you are for getting that you are getting your feed from these elders only. Once the situation comes you have some expenditure and no money then you will understand how the elders are useful to you.
It is our responsibility to spend some time with our elders who are the reasons for our well being.
Having old people at home does not mean that everyone has to spend all their free time, at home, with them. You may not know the concerns of your friend or what he is going through. Pets are known to be stress busters. Playing with them, being around them helps relieve stress.
Why is it a problem if the younger generation wants to be with "like-minded friends"? They could be spending a lot of time with the grandparents – without your knowledge. Does money, (as a gift) really count? Next, It'll be said, the younger generation goes to the older people at home, for the money.
It is best to let things be. Let people live their lives. We must comment and judge if we see real ill-treatment of the aged. Let's not make it a habit of coming on the forum, to dissect the behaviour of A FRIEND and his family. What does it say about us!
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
That document should be with advocate or can declare at the time of death. People are greedy if they will think some thing will get in future then they will take care.
Santosh Kumar Singh
(Sr. Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Technical,Mumbai)
At the same time the question comes that how much time the old people want company and whether family members can afford that. In some societies the old people sit together for long hours and gossip and pass their time but everyone is not having that facility in their colonies.
The problem of old people is everywhere - how to keep them engaged and how to attend them in a regular interval during the day.
In some families the housewife is doing this great service of attending the old people but all the housewives may not agree for such a monotonous and boring work which even a paid nurse dislikes.
Only the person who have real respect and gratitude for parents will do a full time care and attention of the old people.
Knowledge is power.
Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease