While there’s no easy way to decide or guarantee if placing a loved one in a nursing home is the right decision, it will help if you do your homework and trust your instincts.
In the most recent figures, the nation’s nursing homes provide care to 1.6 million people. One and a half million of these residents, or 90 percent, are over 65. Statistically, people over the age of 65 face a 40 percent lifetime risk of nursing home placement. Ten percent of those will stay at least...
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