Caregiving is hard. Whether you’re caring for children or aging parents (or both), the possibility of caregiver burnout is real. Members of the sandwich generation — those caring for both parents and children — need help and resources.
In this section, we provide advice on handling the day-to-day challenges, such as finding social services for the elderly, as well as information on end-of-life topics such as end-of-life care and what to do in the final hours of a living. In our stories about caregiving, caregivers can find many ways to get help and support, see where you land on the caregiver burnout scale and find resources to help you cope.
Caregiving also discusses:
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
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One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
Jikka House residents built a dream home where they could retire and serve others
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
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This long-awaited important legislation will be extraordinarily beneficial
Why the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chose them
A former TV movie critic goes public with his financial plight
Most end-of-life dreams and visions were comforting, researchers said
The video tells her story: "Too old to retire and too young to die"
As many as half of older hospital patients develop delirium
Why we need more services for those without family
'The Theft of Memory' author describes their profound bond
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