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Letting Go - Entering a Nursing Home
by Marc Ringel M.D.
Many years ago, before I knew better, I promised my parents they would never have to live in a nursing home. They are still healthy of body and mind, and could well avoid long term care all together.
Since I made that promise, though, I’ve learned a thing or two about seniors, including that a nursing home may not be the worst thing in the world.
Caring for a family member who needs assistance with activities of daily living can be a very complex and confusing experience. Decisions can range from financial and long term planning to medical issues or direct care for a loved one. Below we aim to bring you resources for making these decisions.