KJoRN81, RN 157 Posts Specializes in Psych. Has 9 years experience. Feb 1 JBMmom said: Not everyone has the resources or ability to take care of elderly or disabled family members outside of a long term care facility. Many homes cannot accommodate medical equipment or are not laid out in such a fashion that older adults can safely stay there. In my time working in LTC I encountered very few patients that were truly dumped there. The vast majority have family members that care very much and are as involved as they can be in providing the best care for their loved ones. THANK YOU! I was blown away by her ridiculous comment & was hoping someone would address it before I flew off the handle LOL.