Where I live nursing home care is at least $225.00 per day for room and board which does not include specialized care and medicine.
If you cant afford that then you have to depend on a family member and a visiting nurse to see after a sick or disabled family member.
In my opinion most Americans can not afford that type of expense which amounts to out of pocket expenses of approximately $6975.00 a month not including medicine or specialized testing and treatment by the Doctor or other health care professionals.
In my opinion only the truly wealthy and the rich like MSNBC' TV personality Keith Olberman could even begin to deal with expenses like that out of their pocket. The rest of America will need to help each other with these type of expenses, the way I choose to look at this issue is that it may be your child or parent today but it very well might be mine tomorrow.