Live chat with expert: Liz O’Donnell

Of the 53 million family caregivers in the U.S., 61% work. Balancing both work and caregiving duties is challenging. Many of these caregivers are considered the sandwich generation that is caring for aging parents and children at the same time. Home Instead gerontologist and caregiving advocate Dr. Lakelyn Eichenberger will be joined by author and founder of Working Daughter Liz O’Donnell to discuss tips to help working family caregivers find support and balance. 

During this chat you will learn: 

  • Challenges working family caregivers face  
  • How to cope with the various demands on a caregiver’s time
  • Tips to find work, life and caregiving balance  
  • Resources to support working family caregivers 

About the expert

Liz O’Donnell
Liz O’Donnell is a recognized expert on caregiving and founder of Working Daughter, a community for women balancing eldercare and career. An award-winning writer, her book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Library Journal. She has written on the topic for many outlets including The Atlantic and Harvard Business Review and has been profiled in Health and Ozy Media. She has delivered keynotes on the topic to many conferences and companies. Her first book, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, which looks at the impact of women’s personal lives on their careers, was an Amazon bestseller. She is also a contributor to Managing Your Career, a Harvard Business Review press book for working parents. Additionally, in 2020 she created National Working Daughters Day.

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