Are old age homes the need of the day?
Do you think old age homes are increasingly a necessity? Are they truly better places to stay for senior citizens?
Recently I met a friend who had shifted to an old age home because she was left alone in the family. She had lost her aged parents and was single. I just wondered why she had to live there. Several questions arose in my mind. Is it safe for someone to stay elsewhere with people whom you don't know? Sometimes circumstances in the family make it compulsory for children to send their parents in such homes. Although nowadays It is a place where utmost care is taken, there is a social arena and all facilities including medical facility taken care of.
Kindly put forth your views regarding life for the aged in an old age home. Are people thrusting their parents to such homes, so that they live a comfortable life? Or is it advisable to put old parents in such homes out of necessity? Are these homes trustworthy?