Today we wrap up out Vanguard Estates series with the ultimate question: where do you want to grow old? The answer is probably not in a nursing home. And yet, millions of people live in places whose general crappiness is a punchline in sitcoms and cartoons. Why? Can nursing homes be redeemed? What are our alternatives? And what could the future of aging look like, if we learned to care for one another better? 


Sarah Luterman: caregiving reporter at The 19th

Kate Swaffer: activist & author, co-founder of Dementia Alliance International

Dr. Alana Lee Glaser: assistant professor of anthropology at Saint John’s University

Jannette Spiering: Senior managing Advisor of The Hogeweyk

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