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  •  disinterested spectator, I (1+ / 0-)
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    have specific reason to understand what you mean "that no one wants to be in a nursing home".

    My older brother Joe died this past May. I wrote a lengthy diary in his memory. He was almost 80 at time of death but at the hospital he fought against going to a nursing home, choosing instead to be taken home to his wife and family.

    Being home he relapsed and returned to the hospital only to die two days later. Although my brother was on Social Security at the time, it did him no good. As I understood his situation at after returning home from the hospital, his health required the hospital.

    So yeah, personally I would also fight to my last breath against going to a nursing home. With so much negative media concerning inadequate health care in those places I think that is one reason no one wants to go there.

    Old men tell same old stories

    by Ole Texan on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 05:41:58 PM PST

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