Category Archives: Caregiving

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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Family Caregivers Play Critical Role During Coronavirus Outbreak

As the number of coronavirus cases increases, the role of the family caregiver, and the critical role we play in the lives of our aging parents and family members becomes even more apparent. The Center Disease Control (CDC) guidance for older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease […]

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How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

Eldercare is challenging enough on its own. Then throw in family dynamics and the complexity increases. Unequal distribution of work. Multiple and conflicting opinions. Varying degrees of skill and compassion. Siblings, and in-laws and long lost relatives, oh my! To help you navigate this new level of family dysfunction, here’s some advice on how to […]

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10 Things To Do When You’re Not Okay

Sometimes, we’re just not okay. We hurt, grieve, stress, burn out. It’s part of life but it makes us comfortable – and it can really make the people around us uncomfortable. But it’s okay to not be okay. It’s normal not to be okay sometimes. It’s normal to be okay and not okay in the […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Managing Stress

Stress! It’s inevitable in a Working Daughter’s life, but that doesn’t mean it has to rule (or ruin) your life. Even if it’s for only 10 minutes a day, it’s key we find some ways to counter the pressures that often accompany caregiving. Exercise and meditation are awesome stress boosters. And we have a few […]

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Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

It is so frustrating when our parents don’t accept our help or listen to our advice, isn’t it? We expect our teenagers not to listen to us, but our parents, shouldn’t they know better? It doesn’t seem so. Almost daily, a member of the Working Daughter community expresses their extreme frustration that their parent won’t […]

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