Private care management, often nurses or social workers, is a growing field that helps people navigate the elder care system. People call it "a game changer" — but it comes at a high price.
A study commissioned by the government to recommend minimum staffing levels at nursing homes drew no conclusions. And that means Biden's pledge to set those minimums may come to far less than hoped.
It can be heartbreaking to let go of a hand-made rug or sweater that a loved one didn't quite finish. A group of volunteer knitters, quilters and other crafters offer some closure.
It's taking off around the country: Treatment at home for patients sick enough to be in a hospital, but stable enough to be home. Are family caregivers ready for all the responsibility?
Photographer Lori Grinker struggled to get along with her mother all of her life. When she moved in with her to help with her failing health, old wounds melted away.
More than two million American children and teenagers live with a wounded or ill military parent. Many help with their care and face challenges like stress, anxiety and social isolation.
With cases on the rise, people want to know: How do I look after a family member who's been diagnosed and is at home? And how do I show support for a friend with the virus?
The field of bioarchaeology look to skeletons that are thousands of years old for insights into the nature of long ago societies.
People caring for someone at home often have zero training. Many learn on the fly, and some states are passing laws to make sure caregivers get at least basic instruction in home care.
Dana Walrath used her skills as an artist and medical anthropologist to chronicle her mother's final years with dementia. The process helped her see beyond the loss and embrace the moment.