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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 increasingly difficult care decisions. One of the most heart-wrenching choices a family caregiver must make is whether to place a loved one in a nursing home.

Continue reading on agingcare for some suggestions about how to let go of the guilt when you need to break that promise.

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

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