When my parents were at a point where I knew they needed help, I retired, move back to Miami and bought a house large enough so that they both could move in with us. Both lived with us, until their last days.What my wife and I have been noticing is that here in the US, at least, many older people seem to need to keep working just to get by. And I am not talking about continuing to work to keep active or just to interact with others, but at jobs where they are challenged physically.
We have Social Security and other programs, and there are homes for the elderly, but we don't seem to value our elderly and care for them.
One is often finding out about homes that mistreat their residences while they appropriate most or all of their savings and income.