Care for life? The failing system of nursing home care in the United States
The phrase “respect your elders” is ingrained in most minds at a young age. This phrase, however, has been lost somewhere. A lack of respect for the elderly is especially present in the quality of health care they receive. Not only are the elderly discriminated against in the US health care system, many of their health problems are cast off as “getting old.” As the generation of baby boomers is approaching retirement age, the question of how to care for them grows more pressing.