Chapter 3
What You Must Know About Nursing Homes
In This Chapter
• Nursing homes in a nutshell
• The nursing home population
• The nursing home crisis
• The cost of going to a nursing home
Why should you read this chapter, when you are absolutely certain that you will never go to a nursing home? Have you ever heard the saying, “There are no guilty men in jail”? Every inmate will tell you that he is innocent. Well, just as there are no guilty men in jail, there are no people living in nursing homes who planned on going there.
I think we can agree that we’d find it odd if someone told us that she’d planned during her working life to enter a nursing home. To paraphrase another sentiment, “Nursing homes are what happens when you have other plans.” ...

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