We need to re-examine quality-of-life metrics in nursing homes
One June afternoon, Susan came in from gardening to find that her husband, John, was missing.
After a frantic scan around their wooded lot, she called 911 and soon had sheriffs, firefighters, and a state police helicopter scouring nearby parklands in pursuit of this 71-year-old man. Seventeen long, terrifying hours later, a deputy found John in the park, safe and seemingly unfazed by his whereabouts.
This was not the first time he …