Europe granny dating

Some people have resorted to paying others to visit their parents; a sort of privatised, unqualified and unregulated health visitor system.

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Here’s Age International: Hunt’s vision of China is out of date – and potentially damaging.

China is currently facing significant challenges regarding its older population.

Many people in later life can no longer rely on their children to care for them, nor do they have the funds to pay someone else to do so.

The Asian example is associated with an agrarian economy, where family is close by.

According to UN population statistics, now only 20 per cent of families live in ‘joint family’ structures in India.

In many developing countries, the middle generation often migrates to urban areas or other countries in search of work, sending back remittances to provide for their parents.

As the number of older people increases, multigenerational households are in steep decline.

The tradition of family members taking care of older relatives in countries such as China has waned – suggesting that traditional values may no longer be enough to support the requirements of an older population.

The Post reported one nursing home head as saying that in many cases the elderly were abandoned by their children or other family members if they had a low income or health issue such as Alzheimer’s. The myth of the deracinated, cold-hearted, materialistic and liberal north Europeans abandoning their elderly, while the more traditional family orientated societies venerate and care for them, is a persistent one.

While Hunt’s speech was being reported on the BBC, a graphic flashed up showing the levels of loneliness across Europe.

Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and China are rapidly urbanising and confronting the same issues as us.

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