It's time to give Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a break: Not because he's suddenly right on the issues, but because on key parts of American life, his worldview has something useful to say.
And liberals and conservatives alike could use the insights.
No one is advocating that facilities should lay off loyal staff. What can happen (and has happened in other states) is that nursing homes can reinvent themselves by becoming partners in the home-care service industry.
The provider of long-term care insurance found the nationwide annual cost for a private nursing home room to be $74,208, or $203 a day, a rise of 4 percent annually since 2005. With that cost rising more than inflation over the same period, by almost double, retirees may want to reconsider where they relocate in retirement.
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