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:
Age-friendly services, neighborhoods and city rankings are just a few elements
Know what's offered so you can make informed decisions ahead of time
This study examines challenges of both generations aging together
The decision can be excruciating to make for a loved one you live with
How you or a loved one can avoid injury and care for older skin
Moving forward while learning lessons about grief and living with the loss
A study of 83 hospitals discovers new barriers to exercising this right
An oncologist grapples with letting patients suffer when there’s an alternative
A recent survey shows many give up health care, money and social time
As Veterans Day nears, you and your parents may want to know about this
An analyst's takeaways on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, drug prices and more
Contributing factors: health inequity, discrimination and lack of cultural competency
Experts say it's an unrealistic expectation in our changing health care system
The first-in-the-nation initiative could lead to a groundswell elsewhere
A new guide helps attorneys draft clearer end-of-life planning documents
What person-centered care means and how you can get it
How music can transform the dying experience for patients and their caregivers
A conversation with Longevity Innovator and Nobel winner Elizabeth Blackburn
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.