Cost of Caregiving Can Cause Conflict

Caregiver Stress

Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.

Best Home Modifications to ‘Age in Place’?

Accessible Home Modifications

As they get older, many — even most — Americans prefer to remain in their own homes as long as they can, AKA “age in place.” However, to do that, many will need to make their residences safer and easier to navigate, by making home modifications.

What Changes are Considered to VA Caregiver Programs?

Veterans Administration

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said top officials will re-evaluate ongoing changes to the department’s caregiver support program, which could take away stipends from thousands of families over the next year.

Can I Avoid the Economic Dangers of Caregiving?

Caregiving expenses

If caregiving looms in your future — and it likely does if you’re a daughter, an only child or the one (if you are, you know what I mean) — take time now to protect your financial life.

Can End-of-Life Planning Increase Control for Cancer Patients?

Caregiver Stress

An end-of-life program that enables patients with advanced cancer to document their wishes can enhance feelings of life completion, improve relationships with healthcare providers and decrease death-related anxiety, according to a presentation at the 2021 Virtual Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.