Family Care Giving: A Success Story

Helen’s story provides an example of how a family can come together in a complimentary way to care for an aging parent. Helen is aging well. She is 88, about to be 89, and in good health. She lives independently at home and is financially secure due to her frugal ways and her modest lifestyle. She still drives, although these days she only goes out during the day to places that are familiar to her.

Family Caregiving: Priceless?

When we think about caregiving options, we often consider the costs of home care, a nursing home and assisted living facility—and on the flip side, the costs avoided, should a family member be able to provide care. Those of us who have experienced caring for a family member, however, know that the costs of family caregiving are anything but avoided.