Essay topics: In many societies, elderly people often live in retirement homes. This is not appropriate because families should always care for their aging memebers.
In the olden days, people were still live in a simpler world where women mostly worked as a fulltime housewives looking after their family. However in today’s world, with an increasing pressure to meet everyday demand, people do not have the ample time to look after their elderly parents. This trend has cause many to send their elderly members to retirement village or in other way, many of the elderly have prefer to leave in retirement village instead with their own children.
Retirement homes or village have long been develop to accommodate an elderly residence who no longer have family members to look after them. In western country, its been a tradition that most of the elderly would spend their remaining life in retirement village, because of the facilities that they offered. Firstly, nursing home provide professional service such as nurses that work 24/7 to meet and looking after their “Activities of Daily Living” which include eating, drinking,exercising etc. Not only that, elderly resident are occupied with different kind of activities such as games which can help stimulate their thinking. In this way, it helps to reduce the possibility of resident from acquiring a serious elderly illness such as dementia. Lastly, retirement village provide the company allowing resident to communicate with each other and not leaving them to feel lonely and bored.
On contrary however, although retirement village provide some benefit for elderly, it is still the responsibility of the adults to look after them. It is an indisputable fact that the best form of care for the elderly depends on the family situation. In contrast, family should work hand-in hand to look after their family members. If they were unable to do so, they should hire a maid to help them look after the elderly but at the same time to constantly provide the emotional and physical support for the members.
In conclusion, despite the advantages that a retirement homes can provide,in my opinion one should not let their family member to leave in retirement homes as this can reduce the bonding between family.