My family was fortunate. Because at one time I had five elders as well as two children who needed my care, and three of those elders needed skilled nursing care, there was little choice but to look into nursing homes. My community happens to have some very good facilities, and one of the finest is just two blocks from my home. As I said, we were fortunate. It's true that all of our elders' money went into nursing home care, but that's what it was for. The care was good to excellent. We can't complain.