Because no one apparently is going to do it for us. Why can't there be a non profit organization who develops turnkey alternatives to nursing homes and assisted living based on the following model?
1. There are people who own homes who instead of having to give them up could donate them to this nonprofit and be giving lifetime tenancy in either their home or another more special needs home in exchange.
2. These homes (only those deemed suitable with reasonable modification) could be used to create a family, consisting of among required paid professional administrators, nurses, etc aides (which could also be experienced former caregivers in need of housing in exchange for providing care or who are providing services in kind to house their familly members there.
3. Others who need elder housing who don't own homes but can pay on a sliding scale toward living in these homes?
We all know the horror stories of being a caregiver whether we do it long distance, in our own homes, or supervise care being given by nursing homes or assisted living places, etc.
If we were in charge, wouldn't things be better? and wouldn't this solve some of our concerns about what's going to happen to us after years of caregiving sacrifice and many who have no children to "care" for them?