Category Archives: Caregiving

older mother and daughter

What I Need You To Know About Caregiver Stress

(Note: Some links in this post contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase.) I have discovered the root of all caregiver guilt! Read on to learn why we feel it and why we shouldn’t… I’ve written about caregiver guilt several times, because the struggle is real. Not […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Managing Caregiver Guilt

As working daughters, managing caregiver guilt is critical. Unfortunately, guilt is a common, perhaps inevitable, feeling among family caregivers.  We feel guilty that we aren’t doing enough for our family members. We feel guilty when we make time for ourselves and we feel guilty when we do not. We even feel guilty about our feelings. […]

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Senior Care? How do we make caregiving one of the top issues for the 2016 election?

Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Senior Care?

Last week I was invited to WNYC to speak on a panel about  about the women’s issues that are at stake in the presidential election and what the presidential candidates aren’t talking about, like caregiving.  The panel was hosted by Daily Beast columnist Keli Goff and included Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief at Essence, Emily Shire, politics editor of, Penny Nance, president at […]

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millennial caregivers

Millennial Caregivers, What You Didn’t Know

The below is a guest post from Feylyn Lewis. While the average family caregiver is a women in her late 40s, millennial caregivers are a growing in numbers. The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Millennials have officially surpassed the Baby Boomer population and are today’s largest living generation. And nearly 11 million of these Millennials […]

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The Best Caregiving Advice I Ever Received

Caregiving advice: usually well-intentioned, seldom useful, but occasionally spot on. When I was in the thick of a caregiving crisis – both of my parents were very sick and transitioning out of their home at the same time – I wished I could hand out cards to friends and family that said, “Hugs and support […]

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6 Things Successful Caregivers Do Differently

You know those caregivers who keep it all together? Despite the responsibilities and challenges of caregiving, they still have time to pursue their own interests and they make time for friends, fun, and even fitness. How do they do it? In talking to working daughters all across the country, I’ve observed that successful, happy caregivers do […]

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hiring a home health worker

5 Things to Look For in a Home Health Worker

Looking to hire help for your elderly parent? Guest blogger Vivian Geary, founder and CEO of Caring for Family Caregivers, breaks down the 5 things to look for in a home health worker. Be specific and comprehensive in describing what needs to be done for your loved one. Before you can hire anyone to work in your […]

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