Category Archives: Articles

Working Daughter Interview: Cindy Martindale

Cindy Martindale is the author of Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care as well as the owner of Martindale Copywriting. She worked for many years as a sales and marketing director in senior living communities. Where and when do you feel most competent? Writing makes me feel competent, and it’s my best communication. It’s […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Jan. 17, 2016

In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web: The Daily Leader shares some good advice for caregivers who take people to oncology appointments. Exciting news from Lyft reported by Mashable: the company has launched a new third-party ride-request service called Concierge so  seniors without smartphones can book […]

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7 Hacks for Family Caregivers

How about a few helpful hacks for family caregivers? I definitely had the kind of week where any hack at all helped. I had my typical busy week at work, an extra busy week with my side hustle, and an extra busy week with my kids. I kept thinking if my father needs me this […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Denise Brown

Denise M. Brown is the founder and owner of the fantastic site, CareGiving.com. She is the author of several books including “The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey” and “Take More Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers.” Where and when do you feel most competent? I feel competent when I’m organizing and delegating. I also […]

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How to Recognize and Accept When Your Parents Need Help

Yesterday, as I was leaving my father after our weekly visit, an elderly woman stopped me in the hall outside his assisted living apartment. “Can I go with you?” she asked. “Sure,” I said thinking she wanted to take the elevator downstairs with me. “Where are you going?” she asked. “I’m going to a basketball […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Jan. 10, 2016

In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web: The San Diego Tribune is running a series called “Family caregiving: Stories of perseverance.” It’s a fantastic read and reminder we are not alone. The Northwest Herald reminds us caregivers cannot forget their own care. Easier said than […]

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7 Lessons Learned While Caring for My Parents

The other day I was talking to a woman who is trying to run a business while caring for her ailing mother. “It sounds like you’ve had some experience with sick, elderly parents,” she said. Indeed. I told her about the summer when both of my parents got sick and were diagnosed with terminal illnesses […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Judith Henry

Judith Henry is an author and speaker. Her book, The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir, is a fantastic read for any woman, or man, looking for practical suggestions and useful information about caregiving. Where and when do you feel most competent? Oddly enough, in a medical setting when advocating for someone I love. After becoming a […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Happy New Year! Sure, some people think January 1 is the day to start their resolutions, but this is the first official work week of the new year. It’s not too late to set your goals. Here at Working Daughter, our resolution is to help you focus on and achieve all that is good about caregiving. […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Jan 3, 2016

Happy New Year! In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web: Pacific Business News has an interesting read on the pros and cons of proposed hospital patient discharge planning rules which would require in-hospital caregiver training before a patient is discharged. Chronogram has a great overview of what […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Petrina Hollingsworth

Petrina Hollingsworth juggles her job as a technical science editor, her role as a mother to two sons ages 8 and 12, and her responsibilities to her mother who moved to a senior living facility after the death of Petrina’s father. She is a full-fledged member of the sandwich generation, telling me, “More than once, I […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Dec. 27, 2015

In case you missed it, here’s our caregiver news roundup of stories from around the web: Marketwatch has tips on tipping your eldercare provider. It’s not too late to give. The New York Times followed six people over the age of 85 for a year and has published a fantastic article on the wisdom and perspective of […]

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