One of the saddest things I hear, all too often, is the statement, “my mom/dad made me promise I would never put them in a home.” I feel for these people, the struggle with the decision to place our parents in long-term care is difficult enough, without the extra burden of breaking a long-ago promise to our parents, made at a time when no one had no idea what the aging process was going to look like. Senior Living. Assisted Living. Caregiver resources. Caregiver burnout.