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Are Elderly a drain on society or not?

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Started: 10/24/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Annie_Leonhardt

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The elderly are not a drain, because they can give us wisdom in the time of need, and are good company when feeling down. Also, if you're having a bad day or don't know what to do, you can call/communicate with them (The Elderly) and they could give you suggestions.
darth_timon

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Firstly, thank Annie for setting up this debate. Let me start by saying that I do not personally believe the elderly are a drain on society. However, if I had to make a case for why the elderly ARE a drain, this debate would demonstrate why they are.
http://www.ageuk.org.uk...

As the above link reveals, falls alone cost the NHS of the UK "4.6 million every DAY. That's "1.6 billion every year.

As Britain's elderly population grows, so to does the cost of caring for them, as the following link from the Guardian newspaper warns: http://www.theguardian.com...

The cost of care for the elderly could spiral to an eye-watering "106 billion per year in the coming years. This is scary.

There was also a 67% increase in NHS spending on elderly care from 07-08 to 08-09.

So, financially at least, the elderly are placing a growing burden on the rest of the population.
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Some are and some are not. Just as in all age groups.
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