In Britain, when someone gets old they often go to live in a home with
other old people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes
the government has to pay for this care.Who do you think should pay for this care, the government or the family?
Retirement homes are the first choice for old people. Such facilities are very important in the millennial era, since both genders pursue their careers leaving their elderly home with no needed nursing.
Usually, the cost for the retirement homes are bared by the children. However, in some cases government has to pay for the care.
I believe that the cost of this care should be bared solely by the government for several reasons.
In the first place, old people served their country during their young age and to repay for their services, government should cover any charges needed to give them a healthy and stress-free retired life. Many families are unable to cover such hefty prices charged by these homes, leaving the old people home alone and unattended. In some cases, families lost their elderly as they were unattended at home and did not have the chance to call for emergency services.
Furthermore, elderly people are unable to socialize with younger age group. With the current advancement in technology, lifestyle changes are frequent and elder people are unable to cope up with it. This results in stress and introspective behavior. Since this is a problem faced by mass population in Britain, government should bare the charges and keep the physical and mental health of their old voters strong.
In conclusion, I would like to mention again that although these old people are not contributing much to the economy, but their efforts and hard work during their service years can not be neglected. Hence, the government must ensure to cover all the charges for the elders living in retirement homes.
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