HEALTHY LIVING
03/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Role Reversal: In Trying Times, Children Become Caregivers

Across the country, children are providing care for sick parents or grandparents -- lifting frail bodies off beds or toilets, managing medication, washing, feeding, dressing, talking with doctors. Schools, social service agencies and health providers are often unaware of those responsibilities because families members may be too embarrassed, or stoic.

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