Higher Ground
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Higher Ground

How to Care for an Aging Parent

Navigating one of life’s trickier challenges

Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger on Unsplash

My almost-80-year-old mom has been in the hospital for a few days. For 25 years, she and I lived only a few miles apart, and every time she got sick or injured — and through a very serious six-year battle with cancer — I was the one who drove her to the hospital, stayed with her all night, slept in the hospital room beside her, and…

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