Care for the elderly isn't just done to professional trained carers. Its also up to their family and friends, if they have them, to provide support, and help them where necessary.
Many family's take advantage of each other, so its not till difficult circumstances arise, that we realise how much we need them. The elderly usually get pushed to back in familys, days out come first, children, time, money.
The western world in which we live in today, often fail there resonsibilies to care for ageing parents and family members. Unfortunatley in some circumstance it is very difficult for familys because of the pressure and stress of eveyday living, but for most it is simply because of the lack of love and care.