Category Archives: Caregiving

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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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The Working Daughter Guide To Hospital Stays

As a Working Daughter, chances are high that at some point you will have to support your parent through a hospital stay  –  planned or unplanned. No fear! We have compiled all of our advice about hospital stays into this handy guide. Did you just get “the call?” Maybe your life was moving along at […]

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The Working Daughter Guide to Summer

Summertime. The livin’ may be easy, but the life of a working daughter is not. Still, you can make the most of the warm weather and long days. And to help you, we’ve compiled this roundup of articles to help you plan a vacation, or a daycation, balance your kids’ needs with your parents’ needs, […]

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No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

Caring for an aging parent is often referred to as a role reversal when the parent becomes the child and the adult child becomes the parent. It’s an understandable analogy; adult children are often called on to help their parents with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing and feeding. If a parent has cognitive […]

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8 Tips for Caring for Someone with Incontinence

This is sponsored content written by me in partnership with Depend® brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Lookout for a special offer from Depend brand at the end of this post.  “A hidden condition that is secreted by many and often feared due to loss of independence and quality of life.” This is […]

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Despite the Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

In the Working Daughter community, we talk about how two different things can be true at the same time. Like when a sibling finally steps up and helps out with caregiving but… struggles with it. We may be grateful for the support, but also gratified that they are finally experiencing our daily challenges.  Or, we […]

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