When people choose to move their loved ones into nursing homes, they are generally doing so because they want them to get the best possible care for their situation. By making this decision, they are displaying a large amount of trust in the facility. This trust is usually based on the assumption that the facility will meet their loved one's needs.
Nursing homes provide care to those who don't need to be in a hospital but require much more care than can be provided at home. Most associate a nursing home with caring for the elderly but they can also serve those who need longer term care after surgery.