It really saddens me that these people are treated like waste here in America. Healthcare sucks....social security sucks....nursing homes REALLLY suck and it just seems like they are the forgotten people. Anyone else feel this way? I think it should be quite the opposite. Elderly people should have the BEST care (they need it most afterall) and they should be respected by society. Is it this way all across the globe? It seems like places, like china perhaps,that the elderly are more often respected and regarded as wise. Mabye that is just a myth, I have never been to china. I think more empahsis should be placed on helping these people. They suffer probably more than most.