Sara Rattigan , Caring.com contributing writer


Sara Rattigan received her MS in Health Communication from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2009 but discovered her passion for health promotion nearly a decade earlier as editorial assistant for StudentAdvantage.com’s former health news section. Since then, her work has expanded to include other creative media outreach, including curricula development and campaign design on topics ranging from adolescent health to injury prevention. In addition to professional ventures, she continually reflects on and researches issues affecting her own life and blogs about them personally and generally.

Along her career path, Sara spent two years as a Personal Care Assistant for a quadriplegic woman, which opened her eyes to the world of caregiving; while she would not change her experience for anything the job posed a range of physical and emotional challenges different from any other kind of work. In recent years, Sara watched her own parents take on caregiving roles for first her grandmother, who passed from Alzheimer’s in 2011, and then her grandfather, who passed in 2013 from leukemia. These experiences have allowed her to better relate to and have greater admiration for caregivers of aging parents.


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