Critical Care: A series of stories looking at nursing homes in Northeast Ohio

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Critical Care Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen, coordinator of gerontology at Youngstown State University, works closely with long-term care ombudsmen in Ohio.

It is one of the most stressful and emotional moments in life – choosing a nursing home for a loved one.

And as the American population ages, more and more people will face this choice. In Ohio alone, there are 78,221 people living in 956 nursing homes.