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SpouseCare-partner-iStock-597642568 (1)...However, as my elders became more dependent I began to hear myself, at least in medical settings, referred to as “the caretaker.” Somehow, that word made me grind my teeth. My loved ones were not a patch of land. They were not a house. They were not an object. Yet the term “caretaker” brought such images to mind. 

Read the full article on HealthCentral about how our language changes as we become more aware of the dignity of those who need care:

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