The trauma the old people undergo, especially if they are women is indescribable. With the ageing of the population in the world there needs to be a fool-proof policy that deals with the elderly.
There are limits for the law, for the police intervention and for help from the society. The steps to protect oneself in old age particularly should be taken individually. . But most of them seem to contribute to their own tragic end by their not being aware of the dangers they are exposed to in this society. It is possible that the parents may sign some papers under duress or in sickbed thinking that they will die. In many of such cases, the son or daughter would be becoming the legal owners leaving the parents with almost nothing.
The couples with no issue are more prone to pressure from adopted children or relatives. Anyone past the middle ages adopting a son would be introducing unnecessary complications. He may work with criminals to get the property. The maintenance and welfare of parents Act 2007 does not protect childless persons past 70 and owning property. They are exposed to physical danger. This Act deals with provision of maintenance by one’s won children or relatives.
Disposition of property should be done while one is still strong through a proper will before the ‘sun-set’ years. If one bequeaths the property to children direct, care should be taken to legally give adequate provisions to take care of one’s own expenses and medical bills. Have sufficient insurance to cover one’s medical costs and have deposits which will give recurring income if there is no pension.