Elderly care or elderly care provides for the special needs and special requests of elderly individuals. This term includes services such as providing living assistance, adult daycare, long-term care, and nursing homes, which often refer to residential care, elderly care, and home care. As a result of the spread of care for the elderly widely internationally, as well as the differentiation of cultural views on elderly people, it is not possible to require a single practice. For example, many countries in Asia use very little government institution to take care of the elderly, and they prefer traditional methods of caring for young family members. Elderly care is based on emphasizing the social and personal demands of elderly people, who need a lot of assistance in doing daily activities and taking care of health, but for those who want to age while preserving their dignity. This is an important distinction, in that housing design, services, activities, and staff training must be the basis for customer care. It is also good to mention that much of the elderly care services around the world occur voluntarily when they are not paid.