It's a bond of service that currently unites 53 million Americans and is among the most important things any of us will ever do. Being a family caregiver is profoundly important work, but findings from the new Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 report reveal that the job has never been more difficult. We share key takeaways, plus resources and perspective that can help you or the caregivers in your life.
The new Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving tells a piercing message: the job is not only often tough, it's tougher than what the researchers found in their 2015 report. READ MORE
Many of our readers have told us that not spending time with grandchildren has been one of the most difficult repercussions of the pandemic. Liz Seegert has 7 ways to strengthen the bond with your grandchildren while sheltering in place. READ MORE
In a recent survey, 37% of Hispanic workers and 30% of African-American workers said they felt abandoned by coworkers when under pressure at work. By contrast, 25% of white workers felt that way. This isn't the only staggering statistic. So why is this the reality? READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to America's most vulnerable elders in long-term care facilities. Now more than ever is the time to reform policies, practices and financing — this is how to do it. READ MORE
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