Good that every religion gives importance to the mother and she surely need all the attention of every one. Mother is the first teacher of every child and she is fondly carrying the children from birth to death. Mother is the only person in the world who is ready to forgo her share of meal and offer the same to the children. But it is very sad that people are discarding ageing mother or parents and sending them to the old age homes. Please remember that a mother can live even without food but not without the children she nurtured and made big.
Yes, Mr. Mohan, parents and especially the mother deserves respect and care, for their life long. And there is no alternative to the care and respect they could get from their own children in comparison to any other thing. I also like to relate a "Dua" here telling us the very words how we should pray and act with our parents. It is in the Quran;
O God, have mercy on them as they had on me when I was young. (Sura 17 Verse 24)
Very surely everyone's parents nurture them with utmost sacrifices and hardships, this verse also reminds to be just as kind to them too.