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:
An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby
Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
How you or a loved one can avoid injury and care for older skin
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
Hospice massage was once distrusted, but now helps thousands die comfortably
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
The author of 'The Stories We Leave Behind' suggests a legacy-based approach
Grieving caregivers typically face a challenging mix of emotions
Here's why that could be the best thing for you
Know what's offered so you can make informed decisions ahead of time
The fleeting turnaround before death is a little-understood marvel
The surgeon and writer wants to guide a new kind of care in America
Many are safe college towns that are very walkable
Appropriate cards are tough to find, so here's advice from end-of-life experts
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them
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.