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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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What To Send to Hospital With Your Elderly Parent

With hospitals severely restricting visitors in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, working daughters and sons worry what will happen if their parent goes to the ER and/or is admitted to the hospital and they cannot be with them. First, we have to trust in compassionate caregivers at the hospital. Of course […]

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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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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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The Working Daughter Galentine’s Day Gift Guide

If ever there was a holiday made for Working Daughters, it’s Galentine’s Day. February 13 is the day for ladies to celebrate ladies. So, if you want to show some appreciation to the ladies in your life – your best friend, your manicurist or hair stylist, the coworker who has your back, your sister who […]

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