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 What... 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 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

Oh, Brother! When Siblings Are Caregivers

Sally Abrahms
Picture this: My mother is in rehab in Connecticut. She is recovering from two surgeries for blood clots followed by a third for a raging staph infection. My brother, who retired in his 50s and lives ten minutes from my mother, announces... Continue