Category Archives: Caregiving

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Why You Need a Plan for Life After Caregiving

And Why You Need to Act On It Now Too often I hear from working daughters that their life as they once knew it is over now that they are caring for an another person. Their careers, relationships, and health suffer. They can no longer remember what brought them joy. I understand how they feel […]

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A letter to Working Daughters on International Women’s Day

Dear working daughter, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s achievements, highlight and applaud where important gains are being made, and take a stance to call out inequality while working to forge positive action. Let’s start with the celebration: Working daughter, I celebrate YOU. You – caring for another human being, while trying to […]

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What To Send to the Hospital With Your Elderly Parent

Whether a hospital restricts visitors in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, or a family caregiver is out of state or tied up at work, we cannot always accompany our aging parents to the hospital. Here’s what to do if your parent goes to the ER and/or is admitted to the hospital […]

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The Truth About Siblings and Caregiving

Here’s the truth about siblings and caregiving: Caregivers and healthcare professionals know, “there’s always one.” In most families there is one sibling who shoulders most of the responsibility for caregiving. It doesn’t matter if you’re one of six or the only child. There’s always one. Sometimes you become ‘the one’ because you are a natural leader or […]

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Winter Holiday Survival Guide 2022

The holidays are here. Are you ready? Fret not, we’ve got you covered with our last minute holiday survival guide. Shopping? Check out our holiday gift guide with gifts for everyone on your list from aging parents to grandchildren, home health aides and best friends. Feeling kind of blue? It’s okay, and wise, to make […]

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Positive Self-Talk: The Benefits for Working Daughters

What are your thoughts when you open your eyes in the morning? Are you aware of them? When I was at the height of my caregiving, after both of my parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses, one of my first thoughts after I woke in the morning was, “I can’t face today.” I would think […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Working Daughter

Guidepost Magazine asked us to share our thoughts on Mother’s Day. You can read the full article here. The most important takeaway is this, “The key is to find your own particular sweet spot, even if it means honoring yourself and your mother separately or marking the holiday on a different date entirely…If that day […]

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What To Do With Your Parent’s Stuff

A Step By Step Guide Bringing up the topic of decluttering Ideally, you can start talking to your parents about their stuff before anyone actually has to deal with it. Like all potentially sensitive conversations, tread lightly and even though you might initiate the conversation, let your parents lead the discussion. Some potential conversation starters: […]

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5 Tips for Living with an Elderly Parent

Moving a parent in with you, or moving in with a parent, is as big of a deal as moving your parent to senior living; the challenges are just different. Here are five tips for making the arrangement work. 1. Remember who the adult is.  You both are! Your parents may be living under your […]

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