Planning for Life

Assisted Living and Wishful Thinking

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on December 10, 2019

By Harry S. Margolis


An op-ed article in The New York Times highlights how the assisted living industry in part profit from a mirage about the realities of aging. No one want to go to a nursing home, which are seen a depressing dumping grounds for ailing or demented seniors who have no other choice. Many seniors or their families choose assisted living as a much preferred option.

For those seniors who are healthy, assisted living can be wonderful. They provide meals, community, activities and some assistance with the activities of daily living, often a much better alternative to an isolated existence in a single-family house.

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Topics: assisted living, CCRCs

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