It is hard to say. Perhaps you have recollections of having to do so as a child. While your mom was busy in the kitchen, you were watching over your grandma for a bit. Just in case she fell over out of her easy chair while taking yet another cat-nap. Not that she was terribly tired or sick even, it’s just that she would have been quite old. Or perhaps you had this experience in your young life in the past?
Your decent folks insisted that you and your brother (or sister?) go with them to visit your old grandma in the old-age home. Only the thing is, this was no home. It was more of an institution where folks, old before their time, go to die. It left you feeling quite sick to your stomach. The smell of your grandma was nauseating and you always had to brace yourself really hard to go and kiss her on the cheek as the long (when would it end?) visiting hour came to an end.
That, dear reader, is both a nostalgic and sad reflection of the past. Fortunately, the present, and maybe even the future, looks very bright indeed. Because there’s good folks out there giving their best in elder care layton. Maybe you know the neighborhood? The house (well, yes, it really is a house; more like an extension of it really) could look just like the house your old grandma used to live in, and maybe yours too.
It’s more like a home really, like in a real home (home is where the heart is (?), that sort of thing) because there’s good folks here looking after and taking really good care of the old folks living here.