An Old Age Home

An Old Age Home

An Old Age Home

By Vinayak Agarwal

God is not everywhere. So, he portrayed himself in his parents. Parents pamper their kids with the utmost affection and unconditional love. In return, most of the children treat their folks as ATMs. Their only motive is to get money from them. Surely, we can't cope up with their love, but mostly we don't even try to. Parents are the sole of one's life. "A tree can't stand on its own once its roots are uprooted." We are so busy growing up that we often forget that they are too growing old.

Nursing homes are meant for those citizens who are unable to stay with their destitute families. In this generation, people are engaged in their cause; the main reason behind this is bread-winning or work. Focusing on money and spending, they often forget their folks. Nowadays, the nuclear family isn't as it was traditionally with this generation ultimately turning a blind eye to their extended family members. 

The thoughts of parents living alone and distanced shudders the children most of the time. For people who live abroad, faraway places, etc., the only alternative left is to keep them in a nursing home. That being if the seniors themselves don't choose to live in a retirement neighbourhood. In modern society, crime is at its peak, and senior citizens are definite bull's eye. Living in a nursing home gives protection and assurance of their security because of the constant screening of visitors by CCTV cameras. A constant cause of anxiety regarding health-related issues of parents is always there; since nursing homes are exclusively for senior citizens where medical help is always available and which are better equipped to handle emergencies.

Senior citizens have all the facilities and amenities in a nursing home, but they may not get the love they need. Loneliness is the worst when one is old. And as Johnny Jomisson quoted "Love is the only medicine that heals the heart of the world". I say these words to conclude: "it is the oldest tree that bears the sweetest fruit".