“You don’t want to live to be in one of those places.”
Absolutely. In my case it is good to know, based on the family’s health history, that I will very likely die of a heart attack. I certainly don’t wish to spend my last years or months in a nursing home.
I don't think they get many volunteers! ;-)
when I was a young adult my dad died suddenly of a heart attack before he reached 60. It was a shock to have him just disappear like that.
But over the years I have seen older relatives live to 90s and one over 100 and it is painful to slowly watch them fall apart physically and mentally and them having to depend on someone to do everything for them(24-7) , much like a 6 month year old.
And if they join others in a nursing home they are ignored and mistreated until they die (while keeping you alive with new drugs) or an alternative is found. And unless you have nothing in which case medicaid pays it will cost a fortune a problem or married couples. $6K per month goes through house equity very fast.