Taking care of the aging

Who should be responsible for older citizens? Terrence Tucker of Centerville wrote in:

“From our beginning, people worked till they couldn’t. Then they moved in with one of their kids or other family members who were responsible for their daily care and financial needs. So most homes had two, three and four generations living under one roof. This was our way. This condition was accepted and expected within family units. This all changed when we, in America, came up with Social Security with the best of intentions. Now when our old ones become nonviable, we just put them in nursing homes. A recently invented institution. We visit them once a week then once a month and let the government tend to them. We’re all going down the same highway to death. So we, as a country, have elected to let all taxpayers tend to our old ones instead of our families.”

Other thoughts? Email connie.post@coxinc.com.

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