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Older Americans often don’t prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. From 2019 up until that point in 2022, Braun had cared for Steven at their Mankato home. A traumatic brain injury in February 2019, followed by his progressive dementia, eventually led to the need for professional help and the hospital stay. By then, there were episodes when he didn’t recognize that the woman trying to care for him was his wife. He started showing fear and aggression...

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