I live in a senior building, and this is a common topic and top concern among my neighbors. Nobody wants to go to a nursing home or even the slightly less alarming alternative, assisted living. Around here they call it “the next phase”. I see a very fine line between when a person can live independently and when they are no longer able to stay safe alone. Often, the stopgap is some form of in-home care, and that can make a huge difference. Let’s hope that some of the innovative programs detailed in this article help, so we can all age with grace and dignity. Source: How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?