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Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

NPR  |  Posted: 05/ 1/2012 11:37 am

Those who choose to take on the care of aging parents themselves "often look back and wish they had taken the time to better understand the financial position they would be getting themselves into."


Walk through any nursing home, and your first thought might be: "I need to take care of Mom myself."

Few people want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. No matter how good the nursing home, it may seem cold and impersonal — and very expensive. But making the choice to provide care yourself is fraught with financial risks and personal sacrifices.

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Filed by Mary Turner  |