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    Interesting...


    Senior housing transitions can lead to stigma and isolation

    “For senior housing developers, multilevel senior housing has proven to be profitable in many ways – it’s heavily marketed and has become the prevalent model for senior housing and care,” said Kevin Eckert, another author of the paper, also of UMBC. “It is more cost-effective, profitable, and convenient to group people together by levels.”

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    "This points to a deeper sociocultural fear of death and decline that is so pervasive and is a contributing factor to the problems we layout in the article.”



    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0O025620150515



    http://newsdaily.com/2015/05/senior-...and-isolation/
    Last edited by KC; 15-05-2015 at 07:20 PM.

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    Of course the higher levels of care are viewed poorly by those heading towards them. Nobody wants to be constantly reminded of their inevitable demise. However, that is reality, so we do our best to provide good care until the very end.
    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" - Blaise Pascal

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