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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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7 Ways to Get Organized at Work and Prep for the New Year

Are you working this week? Take advantage of how many other people took end-of-year vacation and use what will hopefully be a quiet week to get organized for 2016. Here are 7 things you can do to prepare for the new year. Unsubscribe to emails you never read. During the year you had good intentions of […]

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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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Happy Holidays

  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you get time to relax, laugh and renew. I’ll be posting on a light schedule for the next 10 days but I’ll be back full force in 2016 ready to support all of you working daughters. Thank you for joining me on this site and […]

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Are You on Facebook?

Are you on Facebook? That’s like asking have you ever tried water. Well we are and we’d love for you to join us there to continue the discussion about working daughters. Join the Working Daughter private Facebook group and meet other women balancing caregiving and career. Tell us your challenges, vent, share your best advice, or just […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Cathy Sikorski

Cathy Sikorski has been a significant caregiver for the last 25 years for seven different family members and friends. A published humorist, Sikorski is also a practicing attorney who specializes in Elder Law. . Her latest endeavor is her humorous memoir Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver (HumorOutcasts Press 2015). Where and […]

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Caregiver Guilt During the Holidays

If life were like flying, in the event of a change in pressure, an oxygen mask would automatically appear in front of you. But alas, here on the ground we need to remember to reach for our own oxygen masks when life is overwhelming. Pressure absolutely changes during the holidays. Our already busy lives get busier with shopping, cooking, cleaning, wrapping, entertaining and […]

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4 Miracle Bags That Charge Your Phone

You cannot afford to miss a call. Your kids. the school. Your parents. The doctor. Clients. The boss. And now you don’t have to. No more searching for an outlet everywhere you go. No more lugging around an extra battery pack. Just grab your phone, your keys, your bag, and you’re good to go. Here […]

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5 Must-Read Books For Family Caregivers

Family caregivers, providing assistance to an elderly or sick family member or friend, often feel isolated and unsupported. The books on this list will make you laugh, cry and sometimes cringe. And they will remind you that you are not alone. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande Perhaps the most […]

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Stuffed Animals Can Comfort the Elderly

When my mother moved into assisted living after my father was hospitalized, my niece gave her a stuffed llama. Llamas were her favorite animal. She named the llama Cupcake and took it with her when she moved into a hospice home two months later. Cupcake stayed by my mother’s side for the rest of her […]

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Barb Heffner

The Working Daughter Interview: Barb Heffner

Barb Heffner is a communications consultant and a long-distance caregiver who balances her life with volunteer work. Where and when do you feel most competent? ​I’m not sure this is the same thing as competence; it’s possibly more about when I feel satisfaction. But it’s whenever I am successful in raising funds or making a […]

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