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There’s A Better Alternative To Nursing Homes And No One’s Talking About It

Once an aging parent loses the ability to function on his or her own, it becomes the child's responsibility to ensure she or he is taken care of. For many, that means putting their parent somewhere safe. Instead of helping our elderly, we are instead trapping them in places of boredom, depression, neglect, and abuse.

The Problem

Facilities for the elderly, originally created as a by-product of an effort to free up hospital beds, haven't improved much since then. One in three people who are admitted to a nursing home will die within a year, yet fewer than 15% receive hospice care.

While the quality of care for the elderly is dismal, we still pay millions…

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