Long-Term Care

A Room With A Grim View: The ‘Ambient Despair’ That Marks Life In Assisted Living

A Room With A Grim View: The 'Ambient Despair' That Marks Life In Assisted Living
By Martin Bayne

After entering an assisted living facility at age fifty-three because of young-onset Parkinson's, an observer-advocate contemplates the dire need for long-term care reform.

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The essay appears in Health Affairs' July 2012 issue.

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