Elderly relatives

pramalkumarsamanta By pramalkumarsamanta, 2nd Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Elderly relatives are asset to the family.Under no circumstances can they be thrown out and kept in a old age home.They should be taken care of with due honour and courtesy.failing which human and social values may be downgraded.

Who are elderly relatives?

Elderly relatives are those who may be senior to the head of the family in which they live. They are really an asset to the extended family life. They should not be neglected in the family. rather they should be properly taken care of so that they may feel that they are the part of the family.Their services may be utilised in such a manner that they feel proud of being associated with it. The mental make -up of the society are required to be changed.The elders should be given due importance and attachment so that they may feel that they have positive role to play at home and in the community.As soon as the elderly relatives grow older ,there should be no reason to think that their utilities are no more, they should not be isolated .they should be utilised in a productive manner.The elderly relatives should be given space so that they may utilise their own space and time in creative and constructive manner.The elderly relatives are old. But it is well known that old is gold. Old can not be ignored. Due honour and courtesy should be extended to them.We are lucky that the elderly relatives are here to help us. They should be kept at home and not to be placed in old age homes. It was the responsibility of parents to nurture their sons and daughters since their birth and now it is their turn to look after their old- age parents.

Elderly relatives and old age homes

There is a tendency to develop in the society that elderly relatives are kept in old age home.if they are kept under the care of old age home, there is sharp deterioration in human and social values. The pathetic condition of old age homes force the inmates to live in sub-human condition. They never think that they have to live in such a poor condition. The owners of the old age home should be careful about the accommodation of the inmates,their foods, They should keep the rooms clean, and maintain proper sanitation.Each room should be provided with radio and television for their entertainment.Each room should be provided with daily newspapers. The old age home must be provided with a common room and library. The common room should be provided with indoor games like card,chess,carom etc.The care taker of the home should keep a watch on their mental health.There should be an arrangement for competent medical practitioner who can thoroughly examine the inmates of old age home.


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I am a retired government officer.I am a postgraduate in life sciences, I have a passion for writing on any topic.

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20th Nov 2014 (#)

It is a shame that people tend to put their elderly relatives in homes nowadays. =(

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author avatar pramalkumarsamanta
21st Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks for a thoughtful comment.

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