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The Rev. Amy Ziettlow is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and serves as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Decatur, Ill. She is the co-author of Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss.
The role of caring for elderly family members is increasingly falling to mid-life adults. (iStock/kali9)
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Amy Ziettlow
We can honor our parents by supporting a paid family leave program, one that is not limited to raising children but also recognizes the growing financial and physical burdens of caring for elderly family members.