Caregiving affects both older adults and younger adults, who may be caring for children as well as aging parents. And the number of those in advanced age is growing. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans is projected to be 65 or older, and this generation desires a more holistic approach to aging and caregiving, especially in underserved populations/communities.
CPHHS and Center for Healthy Aging Research faculty Karen Hooker and Carolyn Mendez-Luck talk about caregiving – both who provides care and who cares for the caregiver – in this timely and important discussion.
Watch the discussion above and check out the following resources to learn more:
A listing of all facts and tips is available online here.
- Holding a Family Meeting
- Hiring In-Home Help
- Residential Care Options
- Making End-of-Life Decisions: What Are Your Important Papers?
- Understanding Palliative/Supportive Care: What Every Caregiver Should Know
Aging Life Care Association
(formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers)
Medicare and Medicaid (MediCal in California)
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information for families and caregivers, including downloadable Advance Directives for every state