As a 50 yr old with no kids, and having cared for both my parents, I often wonder how I'll get along in my later years. I'm sure you are wondering the same. Europeans are great social innovators, and the Germans are putting some real solutions into place. We should follow their lead and implement shared living arrangements among seniors with a live-in nurse, shared expenses and much less expensive than assisted living/ nursing home and much better quality. See this article about how they've done this with the govt's financial support. Google cnn world europe german senior citizens.