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:
Specialized housing communities meet the needs of grandparents and grandchildren
Frank advice from Chanel Reynolds, author of 'What Matters Most'
The multitude of ways the employees handle all their responsibilities
Suddenly, things are happening across the nation to help family caregivers
These letter templates have the potential to significantly improve your care
The choice makes sense to some people — including this writer
Medicare often covers a personal consultation with a pharmacist
The novel approach one Arizona town is taking to attract and keep teachers
An on-the-ground report on topics from elder fraud to encore careers
High-quality food, nicer surroundings and cooking activities please residents
Time to relax and recharge is essential for you and your loved one
The author calls for more research on developing compassionate care models
Experts point to loneliness, disability and lack of proper care as reasons
A new fellowship in Oregon deepens clinics’ understanding of treating patients
Have you considered how to pass on your non-material assets?
How knowing the answers could help the country deal with caregiving issues
What we can learn from Blue Zone island residents of Japan, Italy and Greece
Work & Purpose
Why the Graying Green founder says Older Americans Month needs a refresh
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.