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An elder's sense of purpose and dignity must be balanced with their safety

Posted May 15 2012 12:00am

Many of who have vulnerable loved ones would prefer to provide hands-on care ourselves. For some, that means considering whether to continue with outside employment or quit a job to care for our loved one full-time. In Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving , NPR’s series “ Family Matters: The Money Squeeze ,” the lifetime cost of quitting a paying job to care for a loved one in the home is closely examined. 

Read more about balancing an elder's need to be useful with his or her dignity:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or e-book


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