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Many unprepared to care for elderly relatives, Sacramento County review finds
Sacramento Bee

The recession has led more people to take responsibility for elderly relatives, and they’re often unaware of the difficulties involved, according to a report released Tuesday.

Sacramento County’s Elder Death Review Team saw a number of cases in the last fiscal year that were the result of that lack of knowledge.

“What they don’t understand is how overwhelming the care can be,” said Marv Stern, an assistant chief deputy district attorney who serves on the team.