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Nisha commented on Legally required to visit aged parents

​I​ by no means am suggesting that imposing laws is the solution to this issue. However, there are parts of this article I walked away with that I think could inform how we frame and create solutions.

​There have been several great ideas posted around how we create a sense of community for the elderly. But I think we need to continue thinking about we make it "easier" for the primary caregivers to take care of the elderly - which in many cases are the children/grandchildren.

​This legislation "forces" the interaction, but how can we remove the obstacles (distance, limited vacation time, cost) so that there is more of a personal contact. I think of my own parents trying to care for my grandparents being thousands of miles away. My parents live in constant fear of receiving a dreaded early morning phone call that something has happened and they won't be able to be there when their parents need it the most.

I shared this idea to have the group also think about making it easier for family members to provide care for their elderly relatives.