Old Age Warehouse, or Home for An Old Person?

Trudy Lieberman recently had a chance to visit Denmark. While European socialism is generally frowned upon in the U.S., the fact of the matter is, at least in some countries, it results in much better care for the elderly. She compares and contrasts the ratings of nursing homes in the U.S. vs. Denmark, citing recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But she goes on to point out that it’s not just the money, it’s the attitude one takes towards what the place is. Do we really think of them as a “home”?