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Caring for the caregiver

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Denver registered nurse Susan Eager checks the strength of a patient's grip during a home visit in 2009. Full-time caregiving -- often from relatives -- with help from elder services and home-health aides, helps millions of older adults stay at home despite chronic illness. (Photo by John Moore | Getty Images)

Even though millions of Americans care for sick and aging loved ones, caregivers we hear from talk most about how socially isolated they feel. Join our conversation about the realities of caregiving.

The Koch Principle and the PIN philosophy

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Former New York mayor Ed Koch celebrated his 85th birthday in November 2009. (Photo by Getty Images)

Former New York mayor Ed Koch became famous during his time leading the city for bringing New Yorkers into the governing process by asking, simply: “How am I doing?” Newsrooms can use PIN to do just that: Signal you are willing to listen, to ask about what you’re missing, and to invite your community into your coverage.