Someday, if you live that long, you will be longing to be cared for as well as some of these folks are caring for the elderly these days. You will have reached the stage of certain or possible incapacity, both physically and mentally. If you do not have such people to take care of you in what should remain your golden years, you may wish to your dying years that you never had to grow old and you could remain forever young. The very act of growing old, no matter how healthy and well-financed you are, is not for the feint of heart.
Just ask any old man or woman who has reached that stage in their lives. Perhaps it is too upsetting a subject to bandy on about. Perhaps it would be better to engage with some of the old folks who are, today, benefiting from professional elderly home care services. Perhaps these folks’ minds are more at ease. They can then settle in with you and do what they have always done well. Offer you sage advice on the manifestations of growing old, weak, feeble and frail. Oh, alright, that is getting a bit carried away with the point.
Perhaps this is due to the excitement in knowing that at some stage of your elderly life, you will have heard that wrap on the door knocker, and there they are, right on your doorstop. Yes, your doorstop! You do not ever need to leave your home. No need to be booked into an old-age home. You can still live your life independently, more or less, just as you always did and would not mind doing into the future. As they say, home is where the heart is. Or is it the other way round?