God bless the USA
Interesting.It is a business. No one is price gouging. It's an option for people who can afford it.
There may not be many options in the Tri-County area, but those options have increased. I felt I had few options 7-1/2 years ago when my mother came to live with me for the short time before she passed. There are so many more services and companies that provide those services than there were back then. IF my mother had the income available to her - I'd have recommended Asbury (or similar community) in a minute! She would have loved it there. There is a long waiting list to get in there, so they must be a popular place!