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:
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close
Jikka House residents built a dream home where they could retire and serve others
Four are south of the U.S. and one is in Europe
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
Why the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chose them
Many are safe college towns that are very walkable
As many as half of older hospital patients develop delirium
One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
A new report from Caring.com, based on nursing home prices and other data
What he asked of family and health care providers in his final weeks
Knowing where information is kept can be vital in an emergency
Scenes from a loved one's final days can be moving and meaningful
This Minneapolis photographer chronicles her parents' move into assisted living
The surgeon and writer wants to guide a new kind of care in America
This GoBankingRates list includes great locales across the U.S.
Why we need more services for those without family
Money & Security
Forecasts from the co-directors of Health Care for America Now
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.