I was advised by a psychiatrist 10 years ago to put my husband into care. He has chronic pain and never leaves the house-he does not have dementia. I would still be paying if I had gone down that path despite both in our 70s. Life is very difficult and I get no support, but I have been told my husband could live another 15 years as he has no age related illness. No thank you at $1,100 a week !