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Did You Promise That You'd Never Put Your Parent In a Nursing Home?

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It's something many of us have done. Our parents are in their middle years and have come home from visiting someone in a nursing home. The hospital-like structure of the older nursing home was disturbing to them. While relating their experience to you they say that they'd hate to end up in a place like that. You jump in and say with feeling and genuine belief, "I'd never put you in a nursing home"

Read more about the difficulties of breaking the sacred promise - what to do when you must:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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