Liz O'Donnell

Liz is the founder of Working Daughter, a thriving community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. A former family caregiver, she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving and has written on the topic for The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, WBUR and PBS’ Next Avenue. Her book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, will be published in August 2019.

Recent Posts

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April Senior Sense: Caregiving Through a Crisis

Caregiving on a good day, can be stressful. Caregiving during a crisis can feel completely...

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March Senior Sense: 4 Game-Changers for Dementia Caregivers

In my father’s final months of his life, I visited him every day. He was living in a skilled...

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February Senior Sense: Caregiver Guilt Is a Choice; 3 Ways To Choose Differently

After my mother died, I was racked with guilt over the amount of time I spent, or rather didn’t,...

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January “Senior Sense”: Realistic Strategies for Self-Care To Try In the New Year

As a veteran of the sandwich generation, who knows first-hand the pressures of life squeezed...

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September “Senior Sense”: How to Balance Senior Care and Your Job

  “I should just quit,” I thought to myself. I was exhausted. I had woken up at 5 a.m. that day. I...

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August “Senior Sense”: How to be a Strong Advocate for Your Elder Parents

  It was close to midnight. I was worried, tired and cold. Why are emergency rooms always so cold?...

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July “Senior Sense”: How to Juggle Parent and Kid Care in the Summer Months

  Navigating life in the sandwich generation is tough enough during the cooler fall, winter and...

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May “Senior Sense”: 5 Unexpected Ways Life Changes when you Become a Caregiver to your Parent

  I heard about parenting all the time: “Your life completely changes when you become a parent,” my...

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