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Young people deserve age-appropriate surroundings when they need nursing home care

Posted Jan 16 2011 12:00am

Years ago, my friend and neighbor, Joe, for whom I was a primary caregiver, broke his hip. Joe, a man in his eighties, went from the hospital to a nursing home, where most of his fellow residents were in his age group. I was, however, saddened by the fact that Joe’s roommate was a man with ALS, who had yet to reach forty. The contrast seemed startling and unfair.

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