I’m delighted to end the year, similar to how I began, with a guest blog on a topic that is growing in importance to all caregivers— better care through technology. Especially relevant during this time of year, consider how gifts might contribute to caregiving. When we’re...

November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme recognizes the ‘round the clock’ challenges that caregivers face. The thing is, you never know when you will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. I don’t often post reprints...

Last June, Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, hosted the Caregiving and the Workplace Summit. From that event, a working group formed who are committed to improving the lives of those who work and manage caregiving responsibilities. The group’s first initiative has launched and we’re glad...

I suppose I walked right into that one. You can’t post a “Top 10 Things Not to Say” blog, without expecting a few friendly emails asking, “Well, what can or should I say?” Actually, I loved being asked because it shows how many people care! In...

Working professionals who have intergenerational responsibilities, (aka- the pull of sandwich generation child and elder care) would love if friends and colleagues understood how some comments sound, well, pardon me for saying— insensitive. So, this is for you - Employers, Managers and well intentioned colleagues. I...

Sitting in traffic today, the radio DJ made me smile to hear that “escaping to the beach” ranked as one of the top five most common shared fantasies. (second to winning the lottery) We should all be so lucky to have the time and means to...

Most of the working family caregivers I know are thrilled that the holidays are behind us, but are not necessarily making stellar plans for the New Year. As fun as holiday gift exchanges, unexpected treats and festive gatherings can be, they can throw off much...

It seems to me that family caregivers are part of a special, members only Christmas Club. I’m not talking about the sort from years gone by when being part of a Christmas Club meant that you had a unique bank account to save for the...

Here we are a week before Thanksgiving. Not only are we seeped in pumpkin everything, but thanks to retail it feels like the Christmas season is in full swing. My middle-school aged daughter comments on the abundance of television ads with “personified” toys coming to...

This month we acknowledge the contributions of the more than 44 million Americans who care for a family member, friend, or neighbor. I hope you’ll take time to appreciate friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability.  ...