In Depth: Caregiving

Advice for caregivers about treatments and tests for seniors

Hands3If you are caring for an aging relative or friend, you want to help all you can. You may urge the doctors to try every possible treatment. But as seniors get close to the end of their lives, “quality of life” may be more important than living a little bit longer.

This roundup of medical issues and tips will help you and your loved one make decisions about getting the best care.

We also provide a guide to palliative and hospice care.

See Consumer Reports’ special feature: A Beautiful Death.