• Marion, Kansas
There is very little provision in our system for the elderly and ill to be kept at home. Very few people really want to be in nursing homes, they want to be in their home. It is hard not to do as they wish, but it seems you must have them where they can receive care.
• United States
I know. My dad was in a senior living facilities which he really liked, but the facility could not handle all his medical needs when he was age 94. My dad saved and saved his money and has been private-paying $9000 a month, for over two years, for the care he needs at the nursing home. Dad's money will be gone in about 6 months, and we will have to apply for Medicaid for him because the $369,000 he saved all his life will be no more. Assisted living facilities here do not take Medicaid.