Recap: Mrs. Schwerner flew to visit Ruchama to encourage her to not quit school and to finish her paper. She told her that the journalism teacher was so impressed with the beginning of the first draft that she wanted to submit it to a friend who might publish it in a big newspaper. Now, Ruchama is left with a decision to make.

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be exhausting and stressful. Caregivers often lack outside help and shoulder all the responsibilities of the elderly in addition to the responsibilities of the caregiver’s own life. The stress of caregiving can be reduced significantly by proper planning. Caregivers should also consider taking a few precautionary measures to de-stress in order to avoid burnout, injury or illness which will result in their inability to take care of their loved one.