The Challenge of Caregiving: Amy Goyer’s Story

(Amy Goyer, pictured above, family and grandparenting expert on AARP.org, will hold a live chat tomorrow from 1-2 pm ET with Elinor Ginzler, caregiving expert on AARP.org. Join us and submit your questions and experiences.) Amy Goyer, beloved around these parts for her family, caregiving and grandparenting advice, is dealing with a little family drama of her own these days. Her own father has been her mother’s primary caregiver for twenty years, after a stroke affected her with aphasia; now, …

Salaried Family Caregivers? Something to think about.

There is an interesting story on WSJ.com today called “Getting Paid to Take Care of Mom and Dad.” It talks all about an alternative to the feuds that can arise when it comes to unequal inheritances – that is, leaving more to children who have taken on significant caregiving duties. Sounds kind of ugly, right? How about this: entering into a formal “caregiving contract” with your child is a way to “reward” family members who take on the responsibility of …

News To Know: Better To Give

A new study shows that caring for family may extend your life span.