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In the 1700s, America’s early days, the good news was that long-term care was not a major issue. The bad news was that this was because few people lived long term. Those who did require care in old age utilized their primary asset, their children, for support. It was expected that children would either take in and care for their parents, or they would pay for the cost of their parents going to live with another family.

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, “old age homes” came into being as a new alternative across the country operated as nonprofit institutions. They actually became quite elaborate in that often farms and hospitals would be added to the facilities to meet the needs of their residents.


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