When was the last time you’ve been to a nursing home – or for some, have you ever been to a nursing home?  You might be pleasantly surprised.  Many of our parents remember the nursing homes of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.  Places that looked a lot like sterile hospitals with smells even worse.  Nursing homes of years ago were more like institutions than homes.  This is how they became associated with negative perceptions.  Many nursing homes are working to become more home-like, with communal dining rooms, kitchens with snacks, common areas with laundry rooms and rooms that look more like home.  What are your memories of nursing homes and how have they changed?

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