|Image Taken from BloggersUnite Event--"World Day to Combat Violence Against Elderly"|
The care for the elderly varies from one country to another which is basically depends on each culture and tradition. In some countries, most of the elderly are nowadays being kept in the home care but to most of the Filipinos, despite all the uncertainty of situations and poverty, they wouldn't dare to give up on their parents or grandparents.
There are only few home for the aged that can be noted in the Philippines like Hospicio de San Jose and Golden Acres.These are the two known institutions where most of the abandoned elder people are being kept in refuge, but other than that, we are all uncomfortable leaving our grandparents in the care of others.
|"Hospicio De San Jose," Taken During My Nursing Affiliation in Manila, Year 2006|
Today, 28th of May is the BloggersUnite's World Day to Combat Violence Against Elderly and this is a simple way to advocate the rights of the elderly: the rights of the elder people to be given proper care and proper needs, and the rights be given proper shelter if unable to provide proper refuge at home and not to be abandoned.
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