Religion Essay

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Introduction Elderly people can be described as a person at the age of 65 here in the Bahamas, in some other places it can be 65 years. Sometimes we can describe an elderly person based on how they look. But as the famous cliché “Don’t judge a book by its cover” that’s what most of us don’t do. For example if someone has grey hair, wrinkles, hair loss and if speed and motor skills decrease they are automatically call them old. That is a stereotype that people need to stop. If there is an elderly person you know you should love and appreciate them because they could have done a lot for your family, community, state, country and/or even the world. Also an elderly person has gone through a lot in their life so they should love and respected just for that much. When they have achieved this stage in their life as William Shakespeare calls it, children, loved ones and even the government might resort them to a elderly home to be properly taken of there. In my investigation I would like to see if this is really a true that “Elderly belong in an elderly home and not in modern society.” By the end of this study this question should be properly answered for my and your knowledge. 1. Define the term ‘elderly’. The term elderly can be defined as being past middle age and approaching old age; rather old (age 65+). The population estimate for The Bahamas for 2007 was 305,655. Of the estimated 305,655 persons living in The Bahamas 6.5% are age 65 and over (8,176 males and 11,834 females). Elderly care, or simply eldercare, is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care, and home care. Because of the wide variety of elderly care found globally, as well as differentiating cultural perspectives on

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