Category Archives: Caregiving

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A Year of Caring Through COVID

One year of caregiving through COVID-19 and where are we now and what have we learned? Many of us are tired. Worn out from a year when every decision we made, every action we took was fraught with stress. Too many of us are grieving. This anniversary is a painful reminder of who we lost; […]

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The 7 Critical Lessons Working Daughters Learned in 2020

Finding meaning in difficult situations can help us heal and build resilience – and 2020 was nothing if not difficult. So what did working daughters learn this year? What lessons can we carry with us into 2021 and share with the rest of the world? 1. Caregivers are more than visitors. No one was prepared […]

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Announcing National Working Daughters Day

On November 17 We Will Honor the Millions of Unpaid Caregivers Supporting Aging Parents The first National Working Daughters Day, on November 17, will honor the millions of women who are caring for aging parents while working and often raising children too. National Working Daughters Day takes place during National Family Caregivers Month. There are […]

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Grief in the Time of COVID

Many describe grief as waves, and I agree. Sometimes grief hits like a tidal wave and you think everything you know and love will be destroyed by it. Sometimes it feels like an onslaught of big waves that threaten to suck you under; surely you will drown. With time, grief feels more like the tide. […]

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Father’s Day During COVID

Guest post Father’s Day is approaching.  If your dad is in an assisted living or nursing facility, showing your love is a challenge due to the regulations regarding visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Here are a few tips for making his day special: 1.     Visits?  Yes, Maybe!  Just in the past couple of weeks, communities have started […]

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5 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Elderly Dads

Are you still looking for Father’s Day gifts for elderly dads? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got gifts to make your father feel special, keep him entertained and feeling loved amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Give him a classic: a deck of Bicycle playing cards – but with large print. He will still beat […]

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Navigating COVID-19: A Working Daughter’s Guide

A guide for caregiving during coronavirus. First the facts. This is a rapidly changing situation. Make sure you get the facts and latest guidance from reliable sources like: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance for Older Adults Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes For work related issues and information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act […]

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What To Send to Hospital With Your Elderly Parent

With hospitals severely restricting visitors in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, working daughters and sons worry what will happen if their parent goes to the ER and/or is admitted to the hospital and they cannot be with them. First, we have to trust in compassionate caregivers at the hospital. Of course […]

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Talking To A Parent with Dementia Who Is In Lock Down Due To COVID-19

If you’ve heard our podcast episode with Teepa Snow, you know I consider her to be the Beyonce of Dementia. If you haven’t, check it out for great, practical advice on caring for someone with dementia. Teepa runs the Positive Approach to Care company which develops awareness, knowledge, and skill for people involved in dementia […]

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