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:
The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them
Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
Many are safe college towns that are very walkable
A new report from Caring.com, based on nursing home prices and other data
A university partners with a noted geriatrician to explore the idea
Scenes from a loved one's final days can be moving and meaningful
Knowing where information is kept can be vital in an emergency
This Minneapolis photographer chronicles her parents' move into assisted living
Four are south of the U.S. and one is in Europe
These 10 items will help make your transition easier
See which came out on top, based on a national scorecard
Why the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chose them
Think of this option as getting a pacemaker for the brain
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.