We had to move our mother into a nursing home. She was not happy about it. But she needed around the clock care. Recently, a lady across the hall passed away. She was propped up in the bed, door open! The ONLY requirement the facility has to do is pull the curtain around if the family wants privacy. Mother has experienced this in the past with her own roommate but I didn't realize how bad it had affected her. And who wouldn't be affected? But she left her room..wondered the halls so the family could be with their loved one. Gave up her side of the room and chair because she felt they needed the privacy. Administrator found her a room to stay in a day or so later until her roommate passed away. Why? Why is it not the nursing homes responsibility to provide privacy for the resident and their family during the final days? What can be done to change this?