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What should be done to children who abandon their parents at senior citizens homes?

This is definitely a matter of individual opinion. I do not believe a universal solution would work as every case is very personal. Some people do not intend to abandon their parents but become very busy. Some may have been abused growing up and therefore they don't owe end of life care to their parents. It would be very hard to come up with a solution because there are so many questions - how long without visitation would constitute the abandonment or neglect of the elderly parent? Could we even come up with a reasonable and nationally agreed number for that? I'm sorry I couldn't offer more than just my opinion. If this is a question for school, I urge you to look deeply inside yourself. Do you think neglect of the elderly should be a punishable offence, perhaps akin to the abandonment or neglect of an infant? How do you think this should be approached? Perhaps when a person reaches a certain age for example their next of kins could receive a legally enforcable duty of care? But then what if somebodys only next of kin is underage? Do you think there are good reasons or explanations for a lack of engagement with our elderly relatives?

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