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GrandmotherTalk-senior-iStock-520546484If we were proactive, we’ve already discussed the choices for living arrangements our loved ones would have made for themselves under differing circumstances, however, many people haven’t done this. Either way, we move forward. We need to consider whether aging-in-place is a realistic choice, with in-home care agencies providing care, or if our loved one will be safer living in a nursing home. Understand that even if you had the conversation earlier, you may have to go against their wishes.

View the slideshow on HealthCentral to learn more about what you should consider before placing someone in assisted living:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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