The aging population in Sri Lanka will be a big issue in coming years. In our society, children used to care for the elderly parents. However, this has become a challenge for them; they are busy with earning living and taking care of their own children as well. We have a very poor elder support systems implemented so far.
In some countries, there are elder day-care centers available just like toddler day care centers. Elders are kept in such places during the day time with good care and children take them back home after work. Apart from the care they are given in those places, elders will have peers to interact, which is a pressing issue of this age.
It would be wise decision to implement elder care centers in Sri lanka too.
~ Madhangi Alwis