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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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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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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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6 Reasons To Practice Self-care

6 Reasons To Practice Self-care

by Working Daughter Yeah, yeah, we know. The term self-care has become almost as trite as the term “girl boss.” Self-care is used to describe everything from getting a mammogram to spoiling ourselves with a  trip to Sephora.  So what exactly is self-care? In Psych...

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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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When caregiving worlds collide

When caregiving worlds collide

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad How many generations do you care for? I have talked to many caregivers whose back seat holds their mother’s walker and grandchild’s car seat. In my caregiving world, it is my mother’s wheelchair and steps that my 13-year-old...

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How Caregivers Can Cope with Their Feelings as Parents Age

How Caregivers Can Cope with Their Feelings as Parents Age

What feelings to expect at the first signs your elderly parents need help. Changes in your aging loved ones can be subtle at first. They start to forget appointments or names. They repeat the same story to you over and over again. You notice they are less organized,...

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Confessions of a Cranky Caregiver

Confessions of a Cranky Caregiver

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad It happens and I have to own it. Typically, I’m a glass-half full person, able to let many things roll off my back. Until I can’t. Then I get cranky. By the way, being cranky isn’t a bad thing, we all have those moments (or...

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Keeping Parents Safe at Home Without Huge Expense

Keeping Parents Safe at Home Without Huge Expense

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad It’s the little things that matter most. Our family home is 57 years old; maintenance and modifications that allow mom to stay in her home are a part of her health care investment. Modifications allowing your parents...

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The ABC’s of Incontinence

The ABC’s of Incontinence

Incontinence is a medical condition that comes with lots of medical terms. From ureters to urogynecologist and from bladder to biofeedback, talking about urinary incontinence can almost seem like learning a whole new language. Understanding what you read and hear...

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Supply & Meal Planning

Supply & Meal Planning

The coronavirus pandemic has limited caregivers’ ability to physically be with their loved ones but care defies the distance. While the basics of health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak is the main priority for ourselves and those we care for, practical...

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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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Keeping Communication Lines Open

Keeping Communication Lines Open

Remember, you don’t need to be in this alone. Keeping the lines of communication open across your network will help keep everyone updated on what’s happening with you and your loved one. As a caregiver, there is a network of friends, family, and professionals that can...

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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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Caregiver Stress Management

Caregiver Stress Management

As a caregiver, your stress level can impact your personal health resulting in the care you provide to your loved one. Identifying types and sources of stress – short term and long term, internal and external – is an important step in understanding how best to manage...

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6 Reasons To Practice Self-care

6 Reasons To Practice Self-care

by Working Daughter Yeah, yeah, we know. The term self-care has become almost as trite as the term “girl boss.” Self-care is used to describe everything from getting a mammogram to spoiling ourselves with a  trip to Sephora.  So what exactly is self-care? In Psych...

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When caregiving worlds collide

When caregiving worlds collide

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad How many generations do you care for? I have talked to many caregivers whose back seat holds their mother’s walker and grandchild’s car seat. In my caregiving world, it is my mother’s wheelchair and steps that my 13-year-old...

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How Caregivers Can Cope with Their Feelings as Parents Age

How Caregivers Can Cope with Their Feelings as Parents Age

What feelings to expect at the first signs your elderly parents need help. Changes in your aging loved ones can be subtle at first. They start to forget appointments or names. They repeat the same story to you over and over again. You notice they are less organized,...

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Confessions of a Cranky Caregiver

Confessions of a Cranky Caregiver

by Debra Hallisey, Advocate for Mom and Dad It happens and I have to own it. Typically, I’m a glass-half full person, able to let many things roll off my back. Until I can’t. Then I get cranky. By the way, being cranky isn’t a bad thing, we all have those moments (or...

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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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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Loneliness and social isolation have been linked to health risks. An AARP study indicates health risks associated with prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day*. Caregiving in today’s COVID-19 environment has forced many to find alternatives...

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Caregiving During COVID-19

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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