Caregiving

Adult Day Centers Help Retirees with Alzheimer's
Caregiving

Adult Day Centers Help Retirees with Alzheimer's

A center that offers social interaction, along with physical and memory activity, is a lift for those with forms of memory impairment. Their caregiver…
May 11, 2022
Caregivers Share Their Stories
Caregiving

Caregivers Share Their Stories

Readers' own perspectives on the struggles and triumphs of caregiving.
April 27, 2022
Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care
Caregiving

Make a Plan for Your Parents' Care

The ideal time to begin talking with your parents is before they need care.
January 24, 2022
The Stresses of Being a Caregiver
Caregiving

The Stresses of Being a Caregiver

One study shows that caregiving takes a greater toll on retirees' mental health than on their finances.
December 20, 2021
5 Steps to Getting Help From a Home Care Agency
Caregiving

5 Steps to Getting Help From a Home Care Agency

A home health aide who helps provide nonmedical care to a loved one can be a great way to provide some relief to a caregiver.
December 9, 2021

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Tips for Making Caregiving an Easier 24/7 Labor of Love
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Tips for Making Caregiving an Easier 24/7 Labor of Love

Caregivers are America's invisible helpers, often giving up everything to care for an ailing family member. But there are ways to lighten that burden.…
December 9, 2021
10 Ways to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances
Caregiving

10 Ways to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

There's a good chance that many adult children will have to get involved with their parents' financial lives as they age.
May 21, 2021
Put an Estate Plan in Place
Financial Planning

Put an Estate Plan in Place

Begin with the basics, starting with a will. You may even be able to use an online will-writing program.
March 19, 2021
When Mental Health and Aging Collide
Caregiving

When Mental Health and Aging Collide

For retirees struggling with depression, a psychologist who specializes in older adults might be the right path toward recovery.
February 1, 2021
Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency
Making Your Money Last

Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency

The new president and a fresh Congress will sooner or later have to face the twin safety net programs, both sorely in need of help.
November 10, 2020
What Happens to Medicare If the Affordable Care Act Is Overturned?
Medicare

What Happens to Medicare If the Affordable Care Act Is Overturned?

Experts say if the ACA is repealed or rescinded "it would be devastating for Medicare." Here's what might happen -- and how it could be costly for you…
November 4, 2020
The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
Empty Nesters

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
High-Tech Aids for Aging in Place
Caregiving

High-Tech Aids for Aging in Place

Apple Watch and other technology provides fast feedback, comfort for older users, and a powerful assist for caregivers.
October 1, 2020
Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
retirement

Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020
When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice
Caregiving

When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice

Consult an elder care lawyer preemptively to avoid making a panicked phone call in the moment.
September 15, 2020
Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges
Caregiving

Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges

The sandwich generation has it tough in the best of times. The pandemic has made it even tougher.
August 26, 2020
Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement
Caregiving

Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement

Signs and signals you're hovering over your aging parents and infantilizing them.
August 26, 2020
An Advocate for End-of-Life Care
Caregiving

An Advocate for End-of-Life Care

Without a health care proxy, your written instructions for future medical care may not be carried out if you become incapacitated.
August 14, 2020
14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online
retirement

14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online

Why visit a government office to get your Social Security business done? You can do much of that online.
June 26, 2020
Explaining 'Complicated Grief': When Grief Doesn't Go Away
Caregiving

Explaining 'Complicated Grief': When Grief Doesn't Go Away

Expert guidance to work your way through overwhelming grief.
May 26, 2020
The Surprising Benefits of Gardening in Retirement
Caregiving

The Surprising Benefits of Gardening in Retirement

Growing your own food can cut expenses, provide exercise and perhaps even improve mental health.
September 6, 2019
Hospice: Improving Care at the End of Life
Caregiving

Hospice: Improving Care at the End of Life

A hospice expert talks about the current state of end-of-life care and how to get the most from it.
September 5, 2019
Retirees, Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster
Caregiving

Retirees, Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster

Compile an emergency kit, seek help from friends and family, and know evacuation routes away from danger.
July 30, 2019
Home Health Care: Finding the Right Help for Seniors
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Home Health Care: Finding the Right Help for Seniors

Take these steps to hire in-home health aides who are a good fit for your loved one.
June 28, 2019
Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations
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Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

The CEO of Encore.org explains why it's important to society for older citizens to mix with younger people as the age gap widens.
June 3, 2019
Retiring to Become a Caregiver
Caregiving

Retiring to Become a Caregiver

Know your options and resources to help you in your new role.
May 9, 2019