“Old age is fifteen years older than I am.” ~U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)
“Old age is no place for sissies.”~Bette Davis, American film, television and theatre actress (1908-1989)
The 18-year period from 1946 to 1964 is known in the United States as the “Baby Boom.” Many ‘Boomers’ born during those years are now helping their moms and dads with decisions regarding independent living versus assisted living.
This week’s column provides information about the rights of nursing home residents and their families. It is important to note, however, that there are many options available in addition to nursing homes.