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:
The balance between safety and privacy is a delicate one
Two surveys show what they support and what's stressing millennial caregivers
He began 'teaching' anatomy after death by donating his body
Considering how much a house matters when it comes to family bonds
Five actions you can take to help determine what’s next
Why this elder advocate applauds efforts by the Trump administration and Congress
A podcast from Columbia students on growing older around New York City
The program provides vets in need of nursing home care a far less costly alternative
Most people think that tech and people 65+ don't mix. Not true.
Tips from the Alzheimer's Association for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month
CommunO2 is piloting its new computer platform in rural Michigan
A recent Tulane graduate reflects on what her older friends gave her
This video could inspire you to start the conversation
In his new book, Steve Leder offers a personal and professional perspective
Do your loved ones know your preferences? 3 reasons to put them in writing
This advice can save money if expensive care is needed
Worker shortages hurt access to care for older residents with complex needs
How to find and pay for the services you or your parents may need
The challenge may become greater when dementia is present
Ask questions to help ease the transition for those who prefer being alone
Work & Purpose
Sanyin Siang says having the right mindset is key. Here's how.
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.