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I think depending on the circumstances it can be any of those answers.
There are plenty of elderly people who are fully capable of taking care of themselves. Then, in some cases, there are families that can't take care of the elderly, for example if they have some severe illness that requires constant medical attention. In those cases medical professional should take care of them. Ultimately, though, I think the responsibility first falls on the family to take care of the elderly that can't take care of themselves.
I would feel like I owe my parents that since they took care of me when I was growing up. People who didn't have a good childhood might think differently, though.
Ideally, there would be a combination of the three.
I believe that the government needs to continue to provide supportive services, the elders themselves should have made responsible financial decisions to provide themselves as high a quality of care as they can afford, and that their families are to step in if the elders themselves are incapable.
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Most Helpful Guys
Family. For my parents, they spent their while lives to provide for me and care for me and have given me the best they could. I have no right to do anything less than that. My parents will stay with me and I'll take care of them till... The day comes.