Caregiving is a gift. I hear it all the time. “What a gift it is to care for the people who cared for you.” “How wonderful to be able to give back. What a gift.” “How rewarding. What a gift.” These platitudes are usually uttered by two types of people: those who have never been […]
Busy caregivers need to be as productive as possible. Luckily, more and more app developers are creating tools that make it easier for us to multitask from waiting rooms, monitor our parents’ health and meds, communicate with doctors and siblings, and ask for the help we so desperately need. Here’s our review of six popular apps for family […]
“Elder care is a lot like being a parent in some respects but without the joy.” So said Janet James, a working daughter, in a Washington Post article titled, “Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits to workers.” While James’ comment is sobering, the article is hopeful and outlines a number of companies that are addressing the […]
Wondering what to buy caregivers this holiday season? Our holiday gift guide will give you a few ideas. Under $10 Coupon Set Caregivers need help. Give her this hand illustrated set of three coupons with matching envelopes for a coffee date, breakfast in bed and babysitting. The break you’ll give her will be priceless and the […]
Many women tell me that Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In is not applicable to them. “I’m not interested in building a high-powered career, I am interested in building a well-rounded life,” they say. That’s exactly why they should lean in at work. We know that female caregivers often suffer career, and therefore, financial, setbacks due to caregiving. According to The National Alliance […]
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If you’re juggling a job and caregiving, you need to be prepared for anything, anytime – working in between doctor’s appointments, sleeping in the ER, and caring for yourself no matter how hectic your day gets.Keep these 5 essential items handy at all times. 1. A laptop and mobile hotspot Caregiving involves a lot of […]
We talk so much about the impact parenting has on workers and yet parents can affect a career too. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 39.6 million people providing eldercare in the U.S., and the majority of them are women. The average caregiver is female, married, late 40s, with a living parent or parents […]