Melanie Carroll, Eldercare Expert


Melanie holds a masters degree in gerontology from San Francisco State University and likes to combine writing with her passion for elders. Currently, she works for a non-profit where she enjoys advocating and solving problems for elders. Her first reporting job was at the Queens Tribune newspaper in New York City. Since then, she has worked as a staff writer for the Associated Press and several daily newspapers. Additionally, she has done freelance writing for The New York Times and New York Daily News.

Melanie lives in San Francisco with her husband and son, where she likes to hike, bike, swim and read in her spare time.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How to Advocate for a Loved One In Long-Term Care — Sep 01, 2017
Many seniors live in a long-term care facility -- whether it’s a nursing home, rehab, assisted living or board and care. Advocating for your loved one in a long-term care...
Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Care — Apr 18, 2017
There is a lot of confusion about the different types of senior living available today, but two of the best-known types of residential senior care are assisted living ...
Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? — Feb 02, 2017
As your loved one grows older and the ravages of age become apparent, one question frequently comes up. Should my aging loved one stay at home with the help of a careg...