Continuing The History of Nursing Homes

(This is part 2 of our 5-part series on the history of nursing homes. Other parts: Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.) Along with the tangible population of old people, Almshouses sheltered the intangible: The composite distresses of abandonment, disgrace, poverty, loneliness, humiliation, and degradation. In 1935 the Federal Government (for the first time) got involved. The Social […]

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