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Health and wellness

Caregivers taking on more complex medical tasks

Those who care for aging family members have more medical responsibilities

Just listening to Irene Ingemi describe the patchwork system of friends, family, and part-time day-care services she’s stitched together to help her care for her frail mother-in-law is exhausting.

The 90-year-old broke her hip last fall and has since become incontinent, needs a walker to get around, takes seven pills daily, and is having increasing memory problems.

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