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:
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
The Alzheimer's Association's annual count reflects the aging population
Here's why that could be the best thing for you
It could help lower care costs and decrease isolation
The CHRONIC Care Act expands access to telehealth and other benefits
Try your hand at peering into the future to find challenges and solutions
Hospital-acquired infections result in thousands of deaths each year
Advice to adult children who find it hard to cope
A university partners with a noted geriatrician to explore the idea
The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them
Ronni Bennett, a blogger on aging, explores a topic all too familiar to many
Readers told us what it's like to be a family caregiver
A PI might uncover troubling things about your loved one's care
Taking these precautions will help keep your loved ones safe
An elder advocate on the sense and nonsense of the budget process
An insider's tale of making Pittsburgh great for residents of all ages
Money & Security
Not if boomer and Gen X parents offer these tips to help their grown kids
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.