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CaregiverManCaringForWomaniStock-667723992As a family caregiver for a combination of seven elders over a period of 20 years, I’ve had more than my share of taking care of others while I have been in pain. Still, a caregiver who is caring for vulnerable elders doesn’t give up easily. Ideally, if the caregiver is sick, other arrangements should be made for the elder. Realistically, that kind of help can be hard to come by so we all-too-often work when we should be resting.

Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more about caregivers and how they try to balance caregiving with their own health issues:

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