Lisa Trottier, Caring.com senior contributing editor


Lisa Trottier, senior contributing editor at Caring.com, is a journalist whose rich background includes writing or editing on topics such as family issues, lifestyles, travel, food, and health for San Francisco magazine, Via magazine, and other publications. She has also held editorial positions as managing editor of San Francisco magazine, deputy editor of BabyCenter magazine, and at Sunset and Diablo magazines. Lisa's B.A. is from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Lisa lives in Kensington, California, with her husband and two children, who are fond of dragging around the same panda bear and mouse that Lisa's grandmother knit for her when she was a baby. Lisa is one of six kids and notes that they all adore their 66-year-old mother, who recently found true love and married a man who is well over 80 and hikes every day.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Ask These 12 Interview Questions Now to Head Off Home-Share Trouble Later — Nov 26, 2014
It's often the little things that can make or break a home-share relationship. Avoid common domestic squabbles with an upfront conversation about a renter's -- and your par...
Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help — Sep 26, 2014
Quick summary When your loved ones start struggling with everyday tasks, hiring a home care aide can help them remain in their home -- and take some pressure off the re...
Age in Place Tips — Feb 10, 2013
Set up automatic payments for regular bills from your parents' checking account or your own. Register on your bank's website as an online user, then specify which bills yo...
6 Steps to Organizing Your Parent's Move (Without Getting Disowned) — Jan 16, 2013
Step 1: Get the whole family on board Moving an older relative from his family home to a new -- and usually smaller -- residence is labor intensive for you and emotionall...
Senior Housing Options — Oct 02, 2009
If you find yourself in charge of finding your parents' next living situation, you'll need answers -- lots of answers. Explain to your parents that in order to help them,...
ECHO Housing — Aug 12, 2009
What is an ECHO? An elder cottage housing opportunity, or ECHO, is a small, temporary housing unit that can be installed in a backyard -- most co...
Home Share Explained — Jul 20, 2009
What is a home share, and what are its benefits? How do you define "home share"? Any arrangement in which nonfamily me...
Arranging Home Share — May 15, 2009
Step 1: Get the word out If there's a home-share matching service in your area, use it, advises Jacqueline Grossmann, co-president of the National Shared Housing Network, ...