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Does the increase in number of old age home signify a degraded socity

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Started: 5/29/2013 Category: Society
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Aditya277

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I believe that the increasing number of old age homes signify a degradation in society as it implies that the modern generation has lost love and affection for their parents. They consider them as a burden and shove them into old age homes. Their parents took care of them and had spent time with them although they were busy, but our generation makes an excuse of being busy and dump their parents in old age homes. The parents miss their children, but they still love them. so the increase in old age homes show a degraded society who is losing their values.
SaintMichael741

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The increase in retirement homes means that more citizens are able to reach older ages due to advanced medicine. If anything, it is more of a testament of how society is becoming stronger over time. Allow me to counter your points. I will not be going in any order.

I believe that the increasing number of old age homes signify a degradation in society as it implies that the modern generation has lost love and affection for their parents

Well, let's take a different look at this. According to the Deseret News, the elderly are seeking out more counseling for mental illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's (1). If the elderly are in retirement homes that cater to their special needs by their children, it could be argued that the children are doing what is best for their parents. What is better: untrained children who work full time with kids AND must take care of their special needs parents OR a team of nurses and practioners taking care of sick as a job?

Their parents took care of them and had spent time with them although they were busy, but our generation makes an excuse of being busy and dump their parents in old age homes.

We do live in a world where economic recession strikes fear into many hearts. Some middle and lower class families simply cannot take care of the elderly. Should an entire household struggle to deal with the needs of an older generation who must always be supervised and maintained? No. I do not think any parent would like their children's lives to be hindered by them. Parents should want the best for their kids; letting the kids put the parents in retirement homes could be the harder but morally correct choice.

The parents miss their children, but they still love them.
Baseless. What is this statement based off of?

Degraded is defined as:
Having been reduced in quality or value.

Are all retirement homes low in quality or value? Do retirements homes signal a decline in morals in a society? Not exactly. It takes a lot more than retirement homes to degrade a society.


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(1) http://www.deseretnews.com...
(2) http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
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