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The Crisis in Our Midst: Ensuring Quality Home Care in an Aging America

Doug Moore | Posted 11.25.2016 | Politics
Doug Moore

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to offer gratitude to those who step in to care for their loved ones when they need it most. It is work that requires a great deal of self-sacrifice, and it often goes unnoticed. In November we take time to recognize family caregivers for the role they play in protecting the independence and dignity of so many Americans.

Till Death Do Us Part

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

While little can be done to lighten or remove the feelings of loss and sadness at seeing a life partner suffering due to illness, we can help to ease the daily burden of care by encouraging older couples to accept the services available to them.

A Day in the Life of a Domestic Worker

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Arlene M. Roberts

Despite the surge in demand for and corresponding growth in the workforce, home care workers remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the labor market. But that can soon change.

Let It Be: Accepting Imperfection in Caregiving

Liddy Manson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Liddy Manson

The hardest part is backing out of the driveway. It used to be the two of them waving, each year Dad a little thinner and more wobbly. And now she just stands there alone. All 95 pounds of her with the big house looming above.

Elder Financial Abuse Crimes Spike

Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact

Financial abuse robbed elder Americans of an estimated $2.9 billion last year, up 12 percent from 2008, according to a MetLife Mature Market Institute...

As Our Parents Age, We Boomers Must Work Together

Liddy Manson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liddy Manson

We're all grieving as we encounter the final years with a parent. As a generation, we might as well lock arms; we've got a big job ahead of us, and the only way we'll make it through is with teamwork.

What Boomers Don't Want To Say To Their Aging Parents

Liddy Manson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liddy Manson

It's time to get over it. No one is immune from the effects of aging, whether it's in body or in mind. Not even (gulp) our parents.