American Nursing Homes in the Twentieth Century

(This is part 4 of our 5-part series on the history of nursing homes. Other parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5.) Basically, in a word, GOVERNMENT is all that’s needed to understand nursing homes throughout the 1900’s. By mid-century, federally-funded financing...

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,...