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:
Plus: steps to take now to assist your loved ones after your death
Hospice massage was once distrusted, but now helps thousands die comfortably
Some programs cater to those who want to stay at home
New research shows that being a caregiver has benefits
No one likes to think about death, but planning ahead for your funeral is smart
A new book has legal, financial and psychological advice for families
Advocates create innovative programs to help inmates at the end of life
Who gets to decide? Here are 5 tips to help work out disagreements.
Caregivers should know what hospice involves and how to navigate the decision
Advice from a Care.com vp, the author of 'My Parent's Keeper'
A Next Avenue Influencer in Aging offers her views on innovative solutions
After her husband's sudden death, the author took painful steps to move on
As our friends and family pass away, how to make peace with tough moments
These days, one in four family caregivers is a millennial
It's a shift toward care based on who the patient is and what he or she wants
The author of 'The Stories We Leave Behind' suggests a legacy-based approach
Hosts refusing to use its Instant Book feature are seeing earnings dwindle
Trips to hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers benefit everyone
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.