July 7, 2022 11:49pm CST
When we were in school, we were taught a lesson that it is a custom among the people of the West that when his mother or father is over sixty years old, he is kept in old houses. Is this true? If this is true then why does it happen? What is the wisdom behind it? Photo is taken by a free site pixabay.com
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• United States
That can happen, but usually when they are much older than 60. When the parents are too old to care for themselves, then they will either move in with some of their adult children who take care of them or they are placed in an old age home. An old age home has professional nurses 24 hours a day plus other people who are there to help the old people cope with living their daily lives.
There is no right or wrong about it. Everybody has their reasons, in West both, husband and wife are working and at times they find it better to put their aging parents (especially the ones that need full time attention) in old age homes. Some old age homes are better, while some are not as friendly. It's easier on the people who are working full time and are not able to provide the needed attention. It's upto us how we create our standards.
• Marion, Ohio
Many people live at home well past that age. I took care of my parents when their health got too bad for them to take care of themselves. My mom passed without needing a home. The last month of dads life I had to put him in. He was needing 24 hour care and one person cannot provide that. The care giver needs rest. A home provides around the clock care. We all visited him regularly and when he was up to it he enjoyed the activities that they had for the people to do. In the end I wished I had put him in one sooner as he was enjoying it.