National Working Daughters Day honors the millions of women providing unpaid care to aging and/or ill parents and family members.
There are approximately 54 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the majority are women. These “Working Daughters” make substantial contributions to the people they care for, the healthcare system, and the Nation’s economy. Often, they provide this care at great personal sacrifice.
Working Daughters often find they need to switch to a less demanding job, take time off, or quit work altogether in order to make time for their care-related duties. In fact, a study from MetLife and the National Alliance for Caregiving calculated women lose an average $324,044 in compensation due to caregiving.
National Working Daughter Day, purposefully chosen for the month of November, which is National Family Caregiver Month, recognizes the incredible contribution of the women who are caring for our most vulnerable citizens – while balancing careers, raising children, and more.
Tell the world you're a proud Working Daughter by posting to social media and using the hashtag #workingdaughtersday. Click here to download graphics for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read the book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living and host a book discussion on Zoom or Facebook Live. Click here for a book discussion guide.
Acknowledge the daughters, and sons, of your residents by sending a card, or a photo, of their family member. Also, highlight your participation on your social media channels with the hashtag #workingdaughtersday.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #workingdaughtersday. Click here to download graphics for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
If you are struggling to care for an elderly parent or relative, hold down a job, and raise a family, visit www.workingdaughter.com.
Working Daughter provides real world, practical answers on topics like how to talk to your boss about caregiving, how to work with siblings, how to balance your time and when and how to have difficult conversations with your parents.
On the first Working Daughters Day, a call to stop ignoring a very real issue via an op-ed in Next Avenue.
An overview of Working Daughters Day in the Morgan County Herald.
Working Daughter Kara Vanderpool Ward is featured on The Hot Mamas Project for her advocacy on behalf of working daughters