Caregiving

How to Practice Self-Care to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Michelle Seitzer
In just five years, the number of caregivers in the U.S. has increased from 43.5 million to 53 million, according to 2020 data from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP. That means one in five Americans is currently a... Continue

Cleaning Out A Loved One’s Home

Sarita Harbour
If you're like many of today's young retirees, you may feel sandwiched between the needs of your adult children and your aging parents. Just as you're beginning to enjoy your retirement, you may find yourself tasked with clearing out a... Continue

Six Strategies When Caring for In-Laws

Sally Abrahms
Even when it’s rewarding, taking care of parents can be challenging. When it’s your in-laws, it can be even trickier.  Not a shock to most, the mother-in-law, daughter-in-law dynamic can be the most highly charged. For her book... Continue

Caring for Multiple People at a Time

Sally Abrahms
For more than a decade, I was a long-distance caregiver to my mother and mother-in-law. In my mother’s column: two strokes, two middle-of-the-night blood clot surgeries, and a raging staph infection. In my mother-in-law’s: cancer,... Continue

Aging Alone: Who Will Take Care of Me?

Sally Abrahms
Denise Brown is a healthy 53-year-old who also happens to be the founder of the website caregiver.com. Divorced and without kids, she has decided that by the time she is 70, she will move into a Chicago retirement community that offers... Continue