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:
Why it's crucial to keep people 60+ integrated in our communities
Here are suggestions for engaging with him or her during family events
These specialists link underserved communities and the health care system
Three caregivers' stories, and advice on possible solutions
For one gerontologist, it was: Do as I say, not as I do
Their words of wisdom offer a more nuanced look at getting older
After loss, it's a different path to 'the new normal' for those with depression
One San Francisco nonprofit celebrates successes and copes with setbacks
Finding the right help and setting priorities really matter
How these 50+ people use their life experience to create social change
Grief expert David Kessler wrote a new book while grieving the loss of his son
Experts' advice from the new 'Friends Talk Money' podcast
Even under tough circumstances, here are ideas to express your sympathy
This summer, it became the first place to receive three marks of 'age-friendliness'
The action acknowledges an enormous burden on family caregivers
What some metros are doing and what so many more could do
In this 'Near the Exit' excerpt, the author invites friends to talk about mortality
Gaps between the haves and have-nots, and what could shrink them
Work & Purpose
Employees would be happier and more productive — if bosses allowed it
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.