When Did We Decide It Was OK to Send Our Elderly Away?

While there are certainly plenty of great elder-care facilities, and, moreover, many of the elderly love living in communities with their peers, there is a big, societal question that rarely gets asked. When, exactly, did we decide that the elderly should be going to these facilities, instead of staying with the family, or at least in the community? Kudos to Julie Wittes Schlack for raising the question.

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