7 ways to stay out of a nursing home

7 ways to minimize the possibility of spending the last year of your life in a nursing home

  1. Universal Design, much more to say about that and I will soon!
  2. Money—lots and lots of money
  3. Connection with family, friends, and community
  4. Sense of contribution, participation, and meaning
  5. A Village, specifically http://www.vtvnetwork.org
  6. Super thighs: quads of steel—those are what will get you up off the floor
  7. End of life documentation clearly written, often updated, and distributed to medical providers, family and friends

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