Nell Bernstein, Caring.com senior editor


Nell Bernstein's writings have appeared on Salon.com and in Glamour, Health, Legal Affairs, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, Newsday, O: The Oprah Magazine, Self, Redbook, and the Washington Post. Nell often writes on family issues and the legal system. Her award-winning book All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated was selected as a Pick of the Week by Newsweek, a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, and a top-ten Book of the Year by the Online Review of Books. Nell graduated magna cum laude with a degree in comparative literature from Yale University and began her career in journalism by helping her freelancer mom edit stories at the kitchen table.

Nell now lives in Albany, California, with her husband, artist Timothy B. Buckwalter, and their young twins. The twins enjoy playing poker for M & M's with their grandfather, and they plan to let him win a hand on his upcoming 88th birthday.


Recently Published on Caring.com

What You Should Know About Nursing Home Costs — Jan 29, 2014
If someone is over age 65 and requires only a short-term stay in a skilled nursing facility after a hospitalization, then Medicare should pick up the costs for the first 20...
How to Help an Older Adult Age in Place — Mar 01, 2013
The great majority of older adults say they'd prefer to live out their days in their own home. For many, this desire is so strong that they’ll insist on staying in the face...
Senior Housing Talk — Mar 01, 2013
You sit down with a handful of colorful brochures and a burst of optimism to have "the housing talk" with a relative or the person you're caring for -- to help her sort thr...
Aging in Place Communities — Mar 01, 2013
According to AARP, nine out of ten Americans hope to live out their days in their own homes. But as they age, many are faced with a dilemma: They want to remain independent...
Continuing-Care Community Contracts and Fees — Jan 08, 2013
With continuing care, review the contract carefully What it costs. Continuing care is an expensive option. Payment systems vary quite a bit from one continuing-care commun...
Plan a Move to Assisted Living — Oct 25, 2012
The decision to move -- whether to an independent living community, assisted living community, or nursing home -- is only the beginning of what can be a long and challengin...
Eldercare Options — Oct 20, 2012
Evaluating an older adult's living needs and abilities -- especially living arrangements -- is an ongoing process. And there's a range of options available to meet those sh...
Continuing Care Retirement Checklist — Sep 29, 2012
When choosing a continuing care retirement community or helping the person you're caring for find one: Ask to see licensing reports. This will give you an idea of how any...
Assisted Living Care — Sep 29, 2012
What is assisted living? An assisted-living community provides communal living, often with planned activities, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, meals, exercise a...
Independent Living for Seniors — Jan 13, 2010
Assess the situation for independent living The great majority of older adults say they'd prefer to live out their days in their own home. The likeliho...