How Caregivers Can Help Prevent Falls

It's the first week of fall and Fall Prevention Week 2020! A year before the Coronavirus pandemic, Miriam suffered repeated falls and a broken femur. After she spent time in a rehabilitation facility and participated in 3 … [Read more...]

How to Safely Spend Time with Grandchildren on Grandparent’s Day (or Any Day)

Q. Grandparent’s Day is this Sunday and I would love for my children to see their grandparents. One set of grandparents are close by and have helped take care of them in the past, but are hesitant this year because of coronavirus. … [Read more...]

More Caregivers are Experiencing Increased Burnout During Coronavirus Pandemic

Q. I have been the primary caregiver for my father with dementia for three years now. It was stressful before, but now even more so because of the pandemic. My new emotions deal with fear and anxiety over the virus and guilt … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Extra Financial Assistance for Caregivers at This Time

Dear Oakley, I am a caregiver for my aunt who has dementia, and who is also a veteran. I used to work part-time in addition to caregiving, but lost my job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you know of any extra financial … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Doctor Who Became a Caregiver

Dr. Gerard Mullin, a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, served as the primary caregiver at different times for both of his parents. His father had a complication after surgery for a minor procedure and Dr. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New VA Training Effort Launched for Providers and Caregivers of Veterans

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I am a caregiver for my husband, an army veteran named Steve. He gets regular treatment for a mild traumatic brain injury and for persistent migraines. He has countless appointments through our local … [Read more...]

Is the FAMILY Act the Answer to the Caregiving Crisis?

Joan Lunden, former host of Good Morning America and spokesperson for A Place for Mom is more than just an actress, journalist, and TV personality. She is an activist for reform for caregivers, who recently spoke in front of … [Read more...]

How Taxes Work if You Have a Paid In-Home Caregiver

Stacey, an only child, was an in-home caregiver for her ailing mother for several years. She lived with her mom and cared for her while she completed college and graduate school, and even after she got married. However, after … [Read more...]

Parenting Your Parents: When They Won’t Accept Help

Allison's 80-year-old mother, Roberta, is a homemaker who raised four successful children. When her children were younger, her husband worked late and traveled a lot for his job, so she did everything from cooking dinner, helping … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Caregivers and Planning for Retirement

Dear Bebe, I stopped working full time when I was 45 to begin caregiving for my mother and it's been fifteen years now. I have worked part time jobs here and there, but I have nothing that’s going to provide me any type of … [Read more...]