What are you first thoughts when you hear the term "nursing home"?

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  1. tonyfischer profile image81
    tonyfischerposted 7 years ago

    What are you first thoughts when you hear the term "nursing home"?

  2. Hazel Abee profile image60
    Hazel Abeeposted 7 years ago

    without checking anywhere .. my understanding is a place where we can be in a fully assisted environment. Especially when we are older, we can stay there for people to care for us. They should have proper meal schedule, meal requirements, medical team to support during emergency or even for monthly check-ups.

    Since i am not blessed with a child, I have always looked for this as an option when I turn 60.

    1. tonyfischer profile image81
      tonyfischerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For not having done any research that is a pretty good answer.  But if you are planning for a nursing home you may want to shoot for the70's rather than the 60's barring a medical condition.

  3. chuckandus6 profile image77
    chuckandus6posted 7 years ago

    I think of a hospital.thats sad and little privacy.

  4. connorj profile image72
    connorjposted 7 years ago


    My initial association believe it or not, is a place void of hockey ice; thus, a place of little thrill and transitory to the "Big Ice"in the sky; literally too close to the polar-opposite of that H-E-double hockey sticks way down below...

    1. tonyfischer profile image81
      tonyfischerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very creative answer but your answer also illustrates my point that everyone perceives nursing homes differently.

    2. connorj profile image72
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Tony; however, keep in mind, perception is distorted by their reality...

  5. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    Bad impression. the first thing in my mind is old age home for old folks kicked out by their kids

  6. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago


    It's the final place one goes to wait to die.
    No more driving around town independent, choosing your own meals and meal times, (no more) vacation traveling, dating, sex, or privacy.
    The rest of your life is spent "waiting" for someone to visit you, for meal time, for having your diaper changed, taken to the shower, looking forward to episodes of Jeopardy! and The Wheel of Fortune or Food Network shows. Routine becomes a way of life.
    Having people speak to you in the same tone adults do to small children. Watching the little birds in cages in the lobby.
    The smell of urine and fecal matter stained sheets in the hallway. Waking up depressed each day while reminiscing about the past.
    Watching one person after another be "carried out" until it's your turn to die. Overly prescribed medications to keep you drowsy.
    Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock....until (your) clock stops.

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    RTalloniposted 7 years ago

    Danger on every level, much like a prison.

  8. profile image0
    Kevin Goodwinposted 7 years ago

    Elderly people who can no longer take care of themselves.


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