Life.. A choice you can live with
When it’s about elders and taking care of them, I always think -because of my personal background- that it’s not only something that we must do, but we should try all the time to develop our ways to care of elders more in this busy and crowded life, so I believe technology could be the a great support for us to help the elderly.
I used to take care of my grandmother when I was at college, at that time I was living with her at her house, she is very nice and funny old woman and I really enjoy it lots being with her for more than two years, but life can take you a ways from people you love and want to be with. I had to work and maybe leave the whole country, of course I can not take her with me, for each person his own life, this has being said, and I will never forget those sweet days for ever, and I was wondering how I can help her after I leave.
The good thing is my uncle married on the same house where she live, it’s a big house with more than one apartment, and usually -for her protection- one of his kids spend the nights with her in case she need anything.
After I moved to the United States, I can see here how most of the people forget about their elders, and they don’t care anymore like the old days. But it was good to meet that young guy from my wife’s family, he is that kind who like to support and help the elderly out, he was so nice to call a special cleaning franchise company and send them to his grandmother’s house before her birthday to do some cleaning work to be ready for her family, what a nice attitude.
I have learned something new from that day, I don’t have to be there to help anymore, I always can call and send help whenever needed and pay something for those who used to take care of us when were kids, thanks to technology and communications.