Most of us, when we have a vulnerable loved one, want to take care of
them. We aren't excited about having strangers take over the care of
our loved ones, and our loved ones normally aren't excited about that
idea, either. However, outside care eventually becomes a necessity for many. When
we are talking about elder care, often people jump immediately to the
"nursing home" solution, since in days past, that was pretty much the
only choice people had once someone couldn't stay at home, or with
family. Things have changed now, but that doesn't mean it is easy.