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The True Financial Cost of Giving Up a Job To Be a Family Caregiver

...Given the cost of hiring in-home care or placing an elder in assisted living or a nursing home, the idea of staying at home to care for a loved one can seem cost effective. Sometimes by cutting corners, a family can survive financially for a few years while one spouse stays home to care for an aging parent. Doing so can seem like a humane choice, one that speaks of love and filial responsibility. However, the NPR report forces us to take another look.

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