You're Not Alone: Caring For Our Elderly

Home Care|Health Care|Distance|Communication|Finance

WGBH News reports on taking care of our elderly parents. Follow our ongoing coverage below.

Mother, Daughter Upend Vietnamese Elder Care Tradition

The Doans didn't plan for assisted living because Quynh had always assumed that her parents were going to live with her when they grew old.


Exploring Adult Day Health Programs

Adam Reilly visits an adult day health program.


Planning Smoothed Caregiver Transition From Husband To Son

A father gives his sons a task: to be responsible for and to take care of their mother.


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Home Care


Exploring Adult Day Health Programs

Adam Reilly visits an adult day health program.

Taking Care Of Ailing Parents Takes Toll On Caregivers, Too

A South Boston woman moved into her mother's house to help care for her.

Lowell Woman Fulfills Promise To Care For Parents

Looking after Chantha Soun's parents meant giving up her job and risking her marriage.

The Toll Caring For Elderly Parents Can Take

Gail Huff examined the consequences involved in taking care of ailing loved ones.

SHINE Offers Counseling, Resources For Caregivers

Anthony Ozella knew he needed to change his prescription drug plan. The problem was, he didn't know how to begin.

COMMENTARY: Caretaking Is Loving, Heartbreaking Work

Mother spent four years in her own house, and the last three years of her life in a nursing home. One of us was by her side everyday.

Health Care


Mother, Daughter Upend Vietnamese Elder Care Tradition

The Doans didn't plan for assisted living because Quynh had always assumed that her parents were going to live with her when they grew old.

Under the Radar Issues In Elder Care

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley discussed issues that often get overlooked.

Communication


Caring For Your Parents: Having 'The Talk'

WGBH News' Ibby Caputo examines her parents' expectations, and her future in-laws'.

When Siblings Fight Over Care

A sister and brother's relationship has been tested by the kind of heartache unique to family.

Finance


Why The Elderly Fall For Financial Scams

A woman discovers her mother’s spending habits, after they spiraled out of control.