Today I spoke with a woman who had suffered two mini-strokes, and was still able to drive a car. Her husband is incapacitated, so she’s the only one to do the shopping unless one of her children drops by.
What do oldsters do when their independence is threatened, and they have to go into a home somewhere? That home often does not come from the children anymore.
But God provides. Many an oldster has found refuge in one of the nearby rest homes for the aged and rehabilitatees so you might say our civilization has advanced, thanks be to God.