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There are some subjects that we come back to all the time, like state politics and “smart growth,” – and some that we can’t seem to get back to enough.
Health care, especially for the elderly, is one of those. Given the average age of our audience (somewhere in their 50s) the topic of how to deal with an elderly parent raises some of the most difficult, stressful questions we have:
Is it time to consider a nursing home? If so, what should we be looking for? How long can Mom and Dad live at home?
Today, Where We Live, we pick up the conversation, which started one year ago with New Haven psychologist Ira Rosofsky on a show we called “A Coming of Old Age Story.” Rosofsky’s book Nasty, Brutish, and Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare is full of stories from inside nursing homes. He’ll be joined today by Sharon Murphy, a licensed nursing home administrator for more than two decades, and author of Nursing Home Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Navigating the Nursing Home Industry.