There were, a number of years ago, many smaller nursing homes in Boston that were nothing more than re-purposed old Victorian's that happened to have a lot of bedrooms. I was in them daily when I carried mail and I can tell you I'd rather be dead than land up in a place like that. Think stifling heat, loud daytime TV and the smell of stale urine w/ patients obviously under heavy sedation. The deal was that the home grabbed the gov't payment on one side and squeezed on services on the other to make a profit. Back before the internet I'd be bringing stacks of checks on the 1st and 3rd of the month. Stricter regulations and rising RE values closed most of them here but I sometimes spot seemingly similar situations to this day in other states.
When you consider that you are essentially being warehoused prior to your death and the costs involved the conditions are not surprising. I plan to keep one in da chamba in case I am on a path to a nursing home, I only hope I have the strength to pull the trigger.
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