See below. There is a growing trend for young people into the nursing home. Financial issues are the key factor due to complex medical and pyschiatric condition. When entering to the nursing home, majority are elderly and there are conflicting issues on how to care for the younger ones such as dietary requirement, activities, level of care, behavioral management and inappropriate interaction with staff.
Good timely question. As mentioned this is a small but growing population. Homes are beginning the recognize the need and to attempt to provide a more balanced, diverse environment. Also , individual residents reach out to each other across gender and age boundaries. But it can, indeed, be difficult if you are alone or nearly so in your age cohort. Similar aged staff may be extra friendly if they have time.