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:
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This elder advocate says ageism stifles elder fraud protection
Ideas worth replicating from 4 global [email protected] contest winners
Organization founders and volunteers discuss why they do it
Caregivers navigating complex, emotional situations to meet their needs and others'.
Advice for women from 'Working Daughter' author Liz O'Donnell
She favors a caregivers' tax credit and more funding for Alzheimer's research
Hiring a companion can give a family caregiver much-needed breaks
Programs help older adults overcome cost and mobility challenges
Experts explain the real considerations related to organ donor eligibility
A survey shows retirement expenses vary greatly from what people expect
We asked for your top three issues; here's what you said
These professionals play an important role in positive experiences for residents
Their plans on Social Security, health costs, caregiving and more
UsAgainstAlzheimer's focused on patients, caregivers and pharmaceuticals
A grief-support expert shares a letter she wrote to a grieving friend
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.