Caring for the Elderly
Nowadays, many young married couples donâ€™t plan to have children. Some of us have 1-2 children. But most of us will have less than three children. As time goes by and you grow old, you will definitely have less relatives, less siblings and less offspring, if compared to the older generations.
Problem faced by old people
The challenges faced by elderly persons in our society can be divided into several areas:
1. Financial problem â€“ they didnâ€™t build up a substantial nest egg to fund their retirement.
2. Health issues â€“ they work too hard and neglect their health to build their career in the younger years, causing their health to deteriorate faster in later years.
3. Emotional and social negligence â€“ the younger society views them as useless. As a result, they feel isolated, lonely and think of themselves as burdens to their loved ones.
What an elderly person really wants?
As you get older, you will find that there are a lot of things that are more important than money. The most obvious of all is â€œTIMEâ€. The older you get, the less time and health you will have.
Close your eyes and imagine what you really want when you are over 60 years old:
1. You want to have an adequate retirement fund to support the rest of your life
2. You want your friends and relatives to treasure your existence.
3. You want to be fit, healthy and strong.
4. You want to help other people succeed in life
5. You want to travel the world, open your mind, and live life to the fullest.
So, what did you dream?
A balanced life is determined by the appropriate investment of your time
Time is the most important resource we will ever need.
We spend the precious time to earn money.
We need to spend time with our family and friends to have a healthy social life.
We spend time regularly to exercise our body in order to keep fit.
If you have spent your time resource wisely during the younger years, you will have all the things you want at any moment of your life. Thatâ€™s called the balanced life.
The purpose of this article is not to show you how to care for the elderly.
I want you to know that if you care enough for yourself, and everyone of us do the same, getting old is no longer a nightmare.
The â€œyoung youâ€ should take good care of the â€œold youâ€. Thatâ€™s independence.
Wish you all the best!