Posts Tagged ‘career’

My Mini Meltdown

Last week, I had a “mini-meltdown.” I had a really stressful day at work where everything that could go wrong did go wrong, my knee was really hurting and I was feeling really overwhelmed. When I came home from work, I wanted nothing more than to be with my dogs, on the couch and not…

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Meet Amanda Singleton, a Caregiving Visionary Award Winner

Meet Amanda Singleton, one of our 2018 Caregiving Visionary Award winners. Amanda Singleton is the owner of Singleton Legal, a caregiver-centered law firm. Through her experiences as a family caregiver, she was led to become an advocate for all caregivers. Her vision is to see her clients plan to care and be cared for, so…

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Take Our Survey: Working a Job and Caring for a Family Member

A 2012 report released by AARP found that 42% of U.S. workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend over the last five years. And, 49% expect to do so in the coming five years. Caring for a family member is a workplace problem. To better understand your experiences as a working family…

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Feeling Lonely When You’re Not Alone

I’m happy that lately the issue of loneliness has been bubbling up and is being talked about. I was thrilled to see that the UK appointed a “Minister of Loneliness” and would love to see this type of movement in the US as well. For the past year, I have been leading a task force…

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Caregiving Stress Will Stretch the Workplace

About three years ago I sat in the office of a benefits manager of a large Chicago employer. A colleague and I met him to talk about caregiving. As we discussed caregiving in the workplace, he scoffed at my insights. “We don’t have employees in a caregiving situation here,” he said. “What’s your employee demographic?”…

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Which Companies Are Best for Working Family Caregivers?

Last June, we gathered in Chicago for the Caregiving and the Workplace Summit. As a result of the summit, a working group formed, committed to improving the lives of those who work and manage caregiving responsibilities. Our working group has launched its first initiative: Finding the best company for working family caregivers. You can help…

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When the Workplace Collides with Caregiving, How Do We Manage?

I recently debuted a new workshop, Caregiving Sensitivity Training, which helps employers and managers communicate effectively with their employees who also care for a family member with a chronic illness or disability. During the training, we discussed this scenario: A job candidate discloses their caregiving responsibilities during an interview. How do you respond? An attendee…

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Podcast: Working Through Caregiving Situations at Work

How do you work through your caregiving situations at work? Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Executive Director of Patient Engagement at Emmi Solutions, shared her perspectives during a recent episode of Your Caregiving Journey on how caregiving affects the workplace, drawing on her experiences as she cared for her dad and now cares for her mom. You…

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Podcast: Disrupting a Career and a Caregiving Experience

When your priorities shift because of a parent’s cancer diagnosis, how do you keep your career a priority? Darien Hallagan joined me on a recent episode of Your Caregiving Journey to share how he shifted priorities and disrupted both is career and his caregiving experience after his father’s cancer diagnosis. You can listen to our…

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