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Working daughter : a guide to caring for your aging parents while making a living / Liz O'Donnell.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library HQ 1063.6 .O36 2019 30775305550205 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538124659
  • ISBN: 1538124653
  • Physical Description: xiv, 175 pages : 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Accept -- Absolve -- Prioritize -- Flex -- Choose -- Manage -- Disrupt -- Renew -- Plan -- Reflect.
Summary, etc.:
"Working Daughter is the story of a woman caring for her parents while trying to hang on to her career and raise her kids, the lessons she learned, and the advice she has to share. This book provides a roadmap for women trying to navigate caring for aging parents and their careers. It's ideal for readers who want straight talk and real advice about the challenges, and the upside, to eldercare"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: O'Donnell, Liz (Elizabeth)
Aging parents > Care > United States.
Adult children of aging parents > United States.
Women caregivers > Family relationships > United States.
Women employees > Family relationships > United States.
Women caregivers > United States > Biography.

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Working Daughter : A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living
Working Daughter : A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living
by O'Donnell, Liz
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Working Daughter : A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living

Working Daughter is a revelatory look at who's caring for our aging population and how these unpaid family caregivers are trying to manage caring for their parents, raising their children, maintaining relationships, and pursuing their careers. It follows the author, who was enjoying a fast-paced career in marketing and raising two children when both of her parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day. In the challenges she faced and the choices she made, readers will learn how they can navigate their own caregiving experiences and prepare for when they are inevitably called on to care for their parents. Working Daughter sparks the conversation we so desperately need to have about women and the workplace. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day and a shortage of caregivers predicted in the next few years, it's time we talk about how family caregivers and their employers will face the impact of a rapidly aging society. There are plenty of books about managing career and children, but little advice on how to balance career and parents - along with children, marriages, and friendships. Working Daughter provides a blueprint for women and a call to action for business leaders and policy makers. This book is for women who want straight talk and real advice about the challenges of eldercare, the choices they will need to make, the aspects of caregiving they can control, and that which they cannot. And finally, Working Daughter shows family caregivers how they can achieve the caregiver's gain-the underreported but well-documented upside to caring for an aging parent.

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