We can go political with this (actually not "we", I have stayed away from the politics board) - remember, I'm Canadian - or we can discuss why churches don't do more to assist the elderly and infirm.
So....why don't they?
People don't see churches as places of charity anymore. Or as a resource for charity. Many churches (whatever denomination) do not have charitable services to handle this type of thing. Food banks and clothing/blanket drives is one thing, but dealing with the bureaucracy that is Medicar/Medicaid, I think most churches can't/won't deal with that headache.
Heck, most doctors hate dealing with it, and some I know are opting out.
As for the churches, yeah, I guess in the "good ol' days" parishes and communities would band together to help those in need. Today....not so much.