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YewGuise: I'd rather die than live like that.

Like what? There are various qualities of assisted living. The Countess and I are on a waiting list to get into a CCRC. We will definitely not take a hit in standard of living when we go there*. (CCRC in California means "Continuing Care Residential Community" meaning everything from independent living to assisted living, to "memory care" [dementia], to nursing care.) There are waiting lists at all the facilities we have visited here in California (and one in New Mexico.) They must be doing something right. None of these are Medicaid facilities. I believe Medicare does partly pay for any nursing care needed.

*Unless having restaurant quality meals served three times a day, having an ocean beach just across the street, or having to live in only a two bedroom apartment is a hit in standard of living.
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