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

How to Sidestep Moving-Day Minefields — Nov 26, 2014
While the chaos of moving day may be thrilling for a young couple buying their first place, an older adult may feel sad or anxious as she says good-bye to the family home...
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...
Continuing Care Guide: What Are CCRCs? — Jan 29, 2014
What is a continuing care community, and who should move there? How does a continuing care community work? Also known as a life-...
Aging in Place Gadgets — Jan 02, 2014
Ninety-five percent of people 75 and older say they want to stay in their homes indefinitely. This desire for independence is perfectly natural, but for their children, i...
How to Handle Concerns About Assisted Living — Jul 24, 2013
If you suspect or know of a problem with your loved one's care, the first thing you'll want to do is spend some extra time just listening to him and encouraging him to talk...
Calling Service — May 10, 2013
If you're caring for an older adult who's living at home alone, it's wise to have a way to check in daily, in case of a fall or other medical emergency that leaves the pers...
Aging in Place Help — 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 th...
Problems with Continuting Care Retirement Communities — Mar 01, 2013
Common problems when an older adult joins a continuing-care community If you suspect or know of a problem with your friend or relative's care, the first thing you'll want...
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 independe...