Service to mankind is service to God.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
Whether it is lady or gent the problem will be same in my opinion. If the bread winner of the family is sick, the running of the kitchen will become difficult. So irrespective of gender every body should maintain a good health for their own sake and for other family members sake.
But unfortunately, as we grow old our dependency on others will increase. So I feel a person who is leaving this world without any pain and sickness will be the luckiest person.