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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Experts assess it — plus, an update on new plans from Sen. Booker and Klobuchar
It tailors activities to each individual's abilities and interests
But those who talk about it feel they need to keep it secret
Grieving caregivers typically face a challenging mix of emotions
Advice from a new book for times when required tasks seem insurmountable
Half of Americans with HIV are 50+, but care and prevention skew younger
Benefits go to our hearts, immune systems, mental states and more
An analysis of issues the presidential hopefuls discussed and ones they didn't
Additional facilities rack up citations and are put on a 'waiting list'
The idea behind a plan for child care, paid family leave and long-term care
One family's struggles getting claims paid on their policies
Advice on estate planning, elder fraud, Social Security and long-term care
A retired pastor and current hospice worker shares important observations
Facing the geriatrician shortage, caring for older people will fall to nurses
Trends and winners at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit
The enclaves vary enormously. Here are questions to ask to pick one for you.
Keeping great caregivers is one of the biggest challenges the facilities face
In the heart of Brooklyn, a community in great need is welcomed home
Work & Purpose
One presidential hopeful has a service proposal to unite generations
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.