As someone interested in viewing meaningful documentaries, I am a somewhat regular viewer of NHK TV. As I write this post, I am viewing a program that lets us know as to how volunteers take care of the elderly in their 80s and above in Japan.
We do have increasing number of Agencies that send attendants to take care of the elderly, in cities such as Chennai. One of the main differences between those in Japan and here is that the latter is 100% commercial with no human consideration.
The fact is that many of our elderly are helpless (as I have experienced in my beloved mother’s case) with daughter in law's attention only on mother in law's money and jewellery but never on her (mother in law's) well being.
- Guruprasad R Panamalai
- Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
- I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.