After Margaret Batchelor, an 83-year-old with advanced Alzheimer's, became too challenging to care for at home, her daughter placed her in a nearby suburban Atlanta personal care home. The move was traumatic.
Less than a year later, Batchelor needed assistance getting in her wheelchair, so her family was told she needed to move yet again, this time to a nursing home.
"She's been through this once. We don't need to put her through it again," said Batchelor's daughter, Mignon Fleishel, 57. "This is not about nursing homes. This is about aging in place, about being able to die where you want."