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NPR investigates the true cost of giving up a job to be a family caregiver

Many of who have vulnerable loved ones would prefer to provide hands-on care ourselves. For some, that means considering whether to continue with outside employment or quit a job to care for our loved one full-time. In Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving, NPR’s series “Family Matters: The Money Squeeze,” the lifetime cost of quitting a paying job to care for a loved one in the home is closely examined. 

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