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Dear Carol: My mother is 95 years old, and in good health other than some short-term memory loss. She currently lives with my husband and me. My siblings and I are thinking of sharing her care by having her live with each of us for four months at a time. Since there are three of us, we’d each get a break. Both of my siblings live out of state. Assisted living facilities are costly, so we really hate to go that route. She has the money, but it seems that if the family can care for her, she’s better off moving her around. What do you think? Meghan

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