Strained relationships between senior citizens and their son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws
They are a boon also because old age homes call for adjustments and learning from other inmates
However, while living in an old age homes, one has to adjust oneself with the rules and regulations of such homes such as specific meal timings, food habits, servants behaviour, attitude, etc.
Enjoy other inmates company without getting offended by their habits and attitudes. A person who has lived in a boarding school or hostel may find it easier to get along and adjust in the new environment.
It is a bane when senior citizens are forced to live in old age homes despite having their own children.
Mushrooming of old age homes will only make children give up their responsibilities and send their parents to such homes.
Some moot points that emerged are given below:
My personal views
I feel that we should not expect our children to look after us when we grow old. Senior citizens must secure themselves financially, should take care of their health and should be able to live alone. Expecting love, affection, care, harmonial relationships with son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws or living together with children has become impractical these days. We should not shy away from staying or adjusting in old age homes in the company of other inmates. Adjustments and accepting things as they are is the essence to happy living.
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