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Caregiving During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated lives around the world, including caregivers who care for loved ones Coronavirus has limited our ability to visit those we care for in nursing homes or assisted living facilities and in some cases, forced caregivers to provide…

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Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

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Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

More seniors are choosing to age in place, staying at home instead of moving into an assisted living facility. But independent living can only be successful with a strong support system and an environment that's safe and secure. Seniors are prone to specific hazards....

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Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Caregiving is on the rise in America. Recent [CA1] research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP reveals that the number of Americans providing unpaid care to their loved ones has increased to 53 million in 2020, up 6.5 million from five years...

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Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

by Working Daughter 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...

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Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

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Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

By Working Daughter 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...

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No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

By Working Daughter 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...

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Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

By Happy Healthy Caregiver As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we...

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Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

By Happy Healthy Caregiver Sleep is often the forgotten component of a healthy lifestyle. When I used to think about health improvement, eating nutritious food and exercise is what immediately came to mind. I’ve learned there is actually another important component to...

read more
Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

read more
Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Caregiving is on the rise in America. Recent [CA1] research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP reveals that the number of Americans providing unpaid care to their loved ones has increased to 53 million in 2020, up 6.5 million from five years...

read more
Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

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10 Feel Good Tv Shows To Watch With Your Elderly Parent

10 Feel Good Tv Shows To Watch With Your Elderly Parent

by Working Daughter When you just can’t take one more of episode of Law and Order… In these stressful times while caregiving during coronavirus, we all need a break from the relentless 24/7 cycle of bad news. That can be challenging if you are sheltering in place with...

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8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

by Working Daughter Working Daughter you need a vacation. I know. I know. You can’t make it happen. There’s work and care, and care, and work and bills. Besides, the stress of planning for a vacation feels like it outweighs the benefit of actually taking one, right?...

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Our 10 Favorite Oreo And Wine Pairings

Our 10 Favorite Oreo And Wine Pairings

by Working Daughter Sometimes Oreos and wine are for dinner. Amirite? That’s just facts. Like sometimes, your mother is in the hospital and your father is in memory care and your kid needs help with homework and your boss is displeased with you and your spouse is...

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Quick & Easy Happiness Boosters for Family Caregivers

Quick & Easy Happiness Boosters for Family Caregivers

From Happy Healthy Caregiver Caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining. Managing the crisis of the day while juggling your life can be exhausting and time to ourselves is a precious gift. Below are little ‘happiness boosters’ you can incorporate into your...

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Time Out for Caregivers

Time Out for Caregivers

While taking care of a loved one can be rewarding, it can also be physically and emotionally draining for the caregiver. According to AARP*, one in five caregivers in the U.S. report a high level of physical strain resulting from caregiving (19%), while two in five...

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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

Caregivers are often suddenly thrust into caring for their loved ones. Creating a support network and caregiving team with family, friends, and other service providers can help set you and your loved one up for success along the upcoming journey. Tips: 1. Set up a...

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Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

More seniors are choosing to age in place, staying at home instead of moving into an assisted living facility. But independent living can only be successful with a strong support system and an environment that's safe and secure. Seniors are prone to specific hazards....

read more
Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

By Working Daughter 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...

read more
No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

By Working Daughter 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...

read more
Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

By Happy Healthy Caregiver As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we...

read more
Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

By Happy Healthy Caregiver Sleep is often the forgotten component of a healthy lifestyle. When I used to think about health improvement, eating nutritious food and exercise is what immediately came to mind. I’ve learned there is actually another important component to...

read more

How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

By Working Daughter 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...

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Language Matters in Caregiving

Language Matters in Caregiving

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad That includes what we tell ourselves. If you know my work, you know how much I object to the term “Parenting Your Parents.” I object because language carries intent and bias and we don’t even realize it. The words we use to...

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GEP, IEP, Part A, Part B: The Maze of Medicare Enrollment

GEP, IEP, Part A, Part B: The Maze of Medicare Enrollment

by Danielle Kunkle, Advocate for Mom and Dad Medicare General Enrollment Period: 1/1 – 3/31. While some people can qualify early for Medicare due to disability or certain health conditions, most new enrollees in Medicare are people aging in at 65. This can be a...

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Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

Creating a Safe Environment for In-Home Elderly Care

More seniors are choosing to age in place, staying at home instead of moving into an assisted living facility. But independent living can only be successful with a strong support system and an environment that's safe and secure. Seniors are prone to specific hazards....

read more
Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

Maybe This Is Why Our Parents Reject Our Help

by Working Daughter 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...

read more
Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Fun Things for Caregivers to Do with Their Loved Ones

Amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s all too easy to get caught up in must-do tasks and forget the power of having a little fun. With everything else you have to do, it could even feel like a luxury you don’t have time to enjoy. But having fun with your...

read more
Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

Despite The Stress, Caregiving ‘Very Meaningful’

By Working Daughter 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...

read more
No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

No, Caring For Your Parents Is Not “Parenting”

By Working Daughter 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...

read more
Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

Writing a Self-Care Plan or Your Own Care Instructions

By Happy Healthy Caregiver As family caregivers, we write care plans for our care recipients. As parents, we share our children’s routines with babysitters. As committed employees, we draft transition plans and instructions when we leave work for a few days. What we...

read more

How To Talk To Your Siblings About Your Aging Parents

By Working Daughter 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...

read more
8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

8 Daycation Ideas For Working Daughters

by Working Daughter Working Daughter you need a vacation. I know. I know. You can’t make it happen. There’s work and care, and care, and work and bills. Besides, the stress of planning for a vacation feels like it outweighs the benefit of actually taking one, right?...

read more
Communication Strategies for Success

Communication Strategies for Success

Communication is a cornerstone of any caregiver role - connecting with family, friends, co-workers, employers, healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and most importantly, your loved one. Establishing a communication strategy can help to inform and build...

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Communication Tips & Tricks for Caregivers

Communication Tips & Tricks for Caregivers

A caregiver role can be an emotional roller coaster and there’s no such thing as a bad emotion. Emotions and tension may run high and deter from discussing with someone but it’s important to stop to understand how you feel and what you need, so you can express it in a...

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