Our lives are fickle when you think about it. It is a process from birth to death and we have to pass through different stages to complete its course. Old age is inevitable. We are not young forever, and it is only simply a matter of time before we reach that point when we need some help to get about our daily lives. With age, we deteriorate and do not function as well as we did when we were young. Physical problems begin to crop up, as well as mental. Arthritis for example and dementia are two such conditions that are attributed to old age. The elderly need to be taken care of, and sometimes require round-the-clock assistance. For this purpose, aged-care workers are employed either in a Home for the Elders, or in their own homes.

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