What comes to mind when you hear the words "nursing home"? Probably nothing positive, particularly if you're not familiar with nursing homes as they exist today. But given the aging of the baby boomer generation, chances are that you, someone in your family, or someone you know will become a nursing home resident soon. The good news? Nursing homes are better than ever. They strive to provide a high quality of life for their residents, and there is a wide range of facility choices and levels of care.