Woman Restarts Career at 54 After Caring for Her Mom
Jacquie Johnson struggled to find work after becoming a caregiver. AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK 50+ program gave Johnson direction and support.
Renovation Crew Helps Older Adults Live At Home Longer
Nora Spencer, 42, founded Hope Renovations to bring affordable aging-in-place solutions to seniors and help women gain needed skills for construction jobs.
10 Practices for Supporting Family Caregivers
Healthcare leaders offer promising practices to help better recognize and support family caregivers.
Paying Family Caregivers to Reduce Reliance on Nursing Homes
As a result of COVID-19, learn how states are creating new ways to care for older adults at home rather than in long-term care.
Tips for Starting a Conversation About End-of-Life Care
Talking about end-of-life care can be difficult, but AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer is here to help. This guide will walk you through important questions to ask and how to approach your loved ones to ensure you are making them comfortable.
A Daughter’s Journey From Homeless to Hero
When her dad fell ill and could no longer work, Jenna Ploof became his primary caregiver while continuing to excel in school and working full-time to provide for her family.
Nursing Home Residents Get First Hugs in Months
Chicago nursing home resident Finnie Rosner and her daughter Ellen were able to reunite after more than a year apart due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hospital Discharge and Beyond: Why Family Caregivers Need Support in Care Transitions
Learn from healthcare leaders driving age-friendly policies and practices to offer more recognition and support to family caregivers.
Soldier Learns to Walk Again With Daughter’s Help
After Army Staff Sgt. Chaz Allen lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, his daughter Derynwas a critical part of his recovery journey at home.
Siblings Put College on Hold to Care for Grandfather
In delaying their plans to help their grandfather, the Kapanui siblings embody “kuleana,” the Hawaiian word for responsibility.
What to Say When a Friend Loses a Loved One
Etiquette Expert Elaine Swann gives advice on how to comfort and support your grieving friend.
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