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:
COVID-19 has changed the questions to ask on behalf of a loved one
A close look at what's mentioned — and what isn't
During the stressful circumstances of the pandemic, support is needed more than ever
Recommendations for families from the author of 'Inheriting Clutter'
These three people overcame their grief and found joy in living again
Advice about state and local programs, some created due to the pandemic
What members of this blue-ribbon panel think and the challenges ahead
Wendy Longacre Brown helps clients find meaning and families find peace
Relaxing restrictions is not without risk, though
'PBS NewsHour Weekend' looks at steps to support these families
Experts and college students studying aging offer their predictions
COVID-19 highlights a growing need for home care as some head back to work
Spouses and families are left to grieve without sympathy or support
The right preparation can reduce stress for caregivers and patients
Finances, their family's health and their own are just some of the challenges
Plus a health expert's advice on coping with the aftereffects
Why the answer is complicated and somewhat surprising
6 ways they can make the at-home caregiving burden easier to manage
What people over 60 can expect, from travel to shopping to gatherings