Laura Dixon, Caring.com Editorial Manager


As Caring's Editorial Manager, Laura writes and edits articles about important issues for family caregivers and seniors. Her background is in local journalism and content marketing, and she has written for and edited multiple local news publications across California, most recently covering government, crime, health and safety at Bay City News Service. She has also written extensive travel, healthcare, culture and business stories for USAToday.com, Livestrong.com, and LinkedIn’s Sales Solutions blog.

Follow her on Twitter @lauraatcaring.


Recently Published on Caring.com

The Best Caregiving Books of 2018 — Dec 21, 2017
Family caregivers selflessly care for their vulnerable loved ones, often without accolades or even thanks. From budgetary constraints to emotional stress, caring for an agi...
Family Caregiving in 2017: A Full-Time Unpaid Job for Many — Oct 26, 2017
More than four in 10 family caregivers spend $5,000 or more annually on caregiving, according to a new Caring.com survey of 2,767 family caregivers. Close to half rely...
Caregivers Take On Steep Costs, Long Hours and Heartache — Oct 26, 2017
When she noticed that her mother had stopped showering or changing her clothes, Shannon Ainsworth knew that her suspicions were right. Ainsworth, 43, had believed for a whi...
When Depression and Dementia Collide — Apr 20, 2017
As if the changes brought about by dementia weren’t devastating enough, many of the more than 5 million people living with the disease in the U.S. also face depression. In ...
The 10 Safest States for Senior Drivers — Jul 11, 2016
Everyone faces some hazards behind the wheel of a car, but research shows that driving becomes inherently risky with age. As it turns out, where you live can also have a si...
The 10 Best States to Grow Old in, 2016 Study — May 08, 2016
When you picture the place where you’ll live out your golden years, what do you see? For many people, it’s a family home with plenty of relatives and friends living close b...
The 10 Worst States to Grow Old in, 2016 Study — May 08, 2016
Where you choose to grow old is a highly personal decision, ruled by considerations like proximity to family and friends, home prices, and how you like to spend your time. ...
7 Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Home Care — Apr 28, 2016
Most seniors today report that they would prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. But as people get older, a number of age-related conditions can make livin...
Will VA Benefits Pay for Senior Care? — Apr 26, 2016
“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care—because they’ve earned it.” These wise words were spoken by Jim Ramstad, a former congressman from Minnesota who c...
Celebrating the Holidays in Assisted Living — Dec 21, 2015
The holidays are a time when traditions and family gatherings take precedence. Typically, we picture a multi-generational family staying together under one roof for the hol...