Elderly Abandonment In The Philippines

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Being old in this generation Old age is perplexing to imagine in part because the definition of it is notoriously unstable. As people age, they tend to move the goalposts that mark out major life stages (Dovey, 2015). In the Philippines, grandparents are often taken care by their children or grandchildren. The elderly are the one who’s always giving advice to the young generation because they have been around in a very long time, those talks and guidance the grandparents give to their family makes them a vital part of a family (Utzurrum, 2015). Taking care of the elderly is not a simple task; the elderly must feel that they value, that they are not just a burden, and not feel marginalized and alone (Francis, 2015). Old people for the Filipinos Almost every Filipino tries to take care of their grandparents because they’ve been too attached to them and can’t just let strangers do it. But some just doesn’t seem to care and this is why elderly abandonment is happening in the Philippines. Filipinos have no intention to sacrifice family but when times get rough the inevitable happens (Utzurrum, 2015) Abandoning the elderly is like leaving them to die alone. Abandonment is the greatest suffering of the elderly and also the greatest injustice they can experience (Francis, 2015). A French article translates to read, "Elderly people who are deprived of the warmth of human contact are at the risk of turning inward. For the very old, an atmosphere such as this can become

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