In Britain, when someone gets old they often go to live in a home with other old people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes the government has to pay for this care. Who do you think should pay for this care, the government or the family? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

In recent years, the number of people who live in nursing homes in England, Wales and Scotland has been increasing. Some people believe that the family should pay for the
care
of nursing homes.
However
, I argue that the government should take responsibility for the
cost
. The
first
reason is that some people are too old to pay for the
care
of other family members and the
second
reason is that some families cannot afford to pay for the
care
. The government should pay for the
cost
of nursing homes because some family members are
also
too old to pay for the
cost
of
care
. Some countries have an aging population due to healthier lifestyles and the advanced state of medical technology. Take Japanese society as an example; it is predicted that one-
third
of the population in 20 years will be over 65 years.
This
means that 70 year old people might have to pay for the
care
of their elderly parents in the future. I
therefore
believe that taxpayer money should pay for elderly
care
. The
second
reason is that the financial situation varies depending on the family. In the case that families cannot afford to pay for the
cost
, they have to take
care
of their elderly loved ones. While some people think it is natural to take
care
of elderly people and they are willing to bath them, feed them and shower them, other people find it very difficult. It is not uncommon that family members use financial, physical, and psychological abuse
on
Suggestion
of
their elderly parents because of the stress
from
Suggestion
of
taking
care
of them.
For example
, there
were
Suggestion
was
an increase in the number of cases of euthanasia in countries where
this
is legal during the recent global economic recession. In conclusion, I strongly agree with the idea that the state should pay for the
care
of the aged because some family members are too old to pay for them and it might be a heavy burden to take
care
of them at home.
Therefore
, the government should establish their pension system for the
care
of elderly citizens.

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    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
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    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
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