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“I Promised My Parents I'd Never Put Them in a Nursing Home”

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Caregiving is a job that is full of ups and downs. Many of us take on this role out of love and concern. But as care needs increase, the pressure ramps up and we are faced with difficult care decisions. Many of us promised in good faith, back when our loved ones were younger and healthier, that we would never put them in a nursing home. That would be like abandoning them. If need be, it’s our pledge to care for them ourselves until the end.

Continue reading for about how we often make the well-meaning mistake of promising not to place a parent in a care facility:

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