In the UK, once people pass a certain age, their health care costs go up. People imagine that somehow their best interests are being cared for, until reality hits them as they slow up. Then they see just how much they are cared for. Their strength is gone, their voice not heard. Subtle obstacles have to be overcome that the elderly never imagined they would face. Such as ever changing carers who only have 15 mins to give you and turn up late (because they can't help it they are under so much pressure). But, do hope you don't mind getting up at 10am and going to bed a 2pm. Or sitting in a filthy wet diaper feeling thirsty, let alone depressed for a few hours, as your toothache flares to agony but no one hears you scream. Or they do but no one is available to respond.
One reason why its a good idea to help those who are struggling. Over many years you gradually see what happens to them and what is awaiting you.
The British healthcare runs primarily on the goodwill of those doing the caring. Many of whom are not given the support and in some cases are even hamstrung from providing the level of care they want to provide. Their goodwill owes far more than is ever acknowledged to Chrisitan values.
People need love and compassion. Not hands-off corporate neglect with endless excuses and the learning of lessons which were really learnt years ago but conveniently forgotten.