AARP is hosting its first ever Virtual Family Caregiving Fair on Thursday, November 19, from 12pm – 4pm EST. People can join from the comfort of their home and office, and the event will feature AARP presentations and videos, as well as disease management non-profit organizations, government organizations, and AARP programs. Register here!
Caring for Mom & Dad, a poignant hour-long primetime PBS special, offers an intimate look at the issues facing family caregivers who are out on the front lines, and struggling to balance work, families and caring for their elderly loved ones. Immersing ourselves in the lives of families from around the country, the film examines the tradeoffs facing working caregivers and their employers. It also highlights innovative ideas and community-based programs that are supporting family caregivers by asking, “How can America adapt to this changing reality?”
In a piece by Jody Gastfriend featured in the Harvard Business Review, she discusses the struggle between commitment to work and caregiving. She notes that her situation is no different from others in the sandwich generation, situated between caring for her own children as well as her aging parents. She notes, “Like many caregivers, I…Continue Reading
Speak Up or Sneak Around? Do You Tell An Employer About Your Eldercare Duties? Four reasons we’re reluctant –and five benefits to reaching out. By Paula Spencer Scott Senior Editor, Caring.com Anyone who’s caring for an ailing loved one needs all the help and support he or she can get, right? Yet many caregivers cut themselves…Continue Reading