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Voices: I’m just a guy trying to take care of his mother

(Photo: Mike Watson, Getty Images)

(Photo: Mike Watson, Getty Images)

For Mother’s Day this year I gave my mother an in-home care service.

Kind of a strange gift, but it is exactly what she wanted because it let her leave the nursing home where she was recuperating from a fall.

This is the fifth time my wife and I have been down this road with parents/elders, and it is always a shocking reminder of how complex our health care system is and how expensive elder care can be. We also discover each time that we are simply not prepared for it. Every day begins with a new mysterious challenge that we have never before considered.

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