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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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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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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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Our 10 Favorite Oreo and Wine Pairings

Sometimes Oreos and wine are for dinner. Amirite? That’s just facts. Like sometimes, your mother is in the hospital and your father is in memory care and your kid needs help with homework and your boss is displeased with you and your spouse is watching ESPN and you don’t have time to make an organic, […]

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Season 2 of the Working Daughter Podcast is Here

Season 2 of the Working Daughter podcast is here. Season 2 is a three-part series aimed at the millions of Americans caring for aging parents during the coronavirus crisis. Episodes address the challenges related to caregiving during the pandemic. Family caregivers are under tremendous amounts of stress right now and it’s important they feel both […]

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Tips for Caring for Family Members with Dementia

Guest post by Melissa Andrews Learning your family member has dementia can leave you feeling scared and uncertain for their future. This is a new obstacle that both you and your family member have to face, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek assisted home care. The good news is, you are not […]

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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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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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The Working Daughter Guide to Working from Home

So you’re working from home now. You always craved this kind of flexibility to help you balance eldercare and career but you certainly didn’t want to get it this way! But now that you have it, make it work – for now and for the future. For you and for future working daughters. Here’s how. […]

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