Nursing Homes Closing: What It Means for Long-Term care

In the decade between 1999 and 2008, almost 3,000 nursing homes closed while the number of skilled nursing facility beds shrunk by nearly 100,000, or about 5 percent, according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. In a nation with more nursing homes than McDonald's, and at a time when long-term care can be provided in other settings, that may not be [...]