Category Archives: Care

Asking for Help: Overcoming Common Barriers and Obstacles

Recently I was talking to a group of working daughters and the conversation, perhaps inevitably, turned to siblings who don’t pull their fair share, or help out at all. “Sounds like we should talk about how to ask for and get the help we need,” I said. Two of the women looked at me, puzzled. […]

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3 Steps To Take Now To Prepare You for Caregiving

A recent report from the medical journal JAMA Neurology highlights the fact that women represent nearly two-thirds of all elder care and states, “the best long-term care insurance in this country is a conscientious daughter.” That may be good news for older Americans who are lucky to have an adult child caring for them, but […]

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Caregiver Hacks: For Stress-Free Doctor’s Visits

Last week in the Working Daughter Facebook group (Why haven’t you joined the conversation?), someone shared how liberated she felt when she started scheduling her parent’s doctor’s appointments based on her availability and her schedule. As someone who makes medical administrators a little crazy because of my travel schedule, my refusal to take a morning […]

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What To Do When Your Elderly Parent Is Hospitalized

Did you just get “the call?” Maybe your life was moving along at its usual hectic pace and then the phone rang letting you know your elderly parent is sick or fell or was rushed to the hospital. Or maybe you are a seasoned caregiver. You’ve been on the receiving end of that call before […]

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