Home Care: The Sandwich Generation
The following is about families who are a part of the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while taking care of their own lives and children. Families have all have their own unique stories of working, raising a family and caring for parent's with varies health conditions which may also include dementia and Alzheimer's.
Most sandwich generation parents spend 3-5 hours a day on caregiver duties that include care for an adult parent and their children. Trying to manage day in and day out is no easy feat. Here are a few ways to make the process easier:
Ask for support from other family members, organizations, volunteer groups and local senior services.
Stay organized! With so many "To Do's" a schedule and a calendar are a must.
Make time for self care and well being.
Let go of what you can't control
Hire a professional Home Care agency for caregiver assistance.
Over 20 million Americans are a part of the growing population who is caring for an aging loved one. For those who are squeezed in the role of juggling it all please know you are not alone and that assistance is only a phone call away. Call to discuss your specific needs at 770-442-8664, help can be yours today! Easy Living Services, Inc. has assisted thousands of Atlanta families in caring for a loved one since 1994. Visit our website for more helpful tips: www.easylivingservices.com
Are you part of the sandwich generation? Do you have a story to share? We would love to hear about your experience and tips that you might have that have made your lives a bit easier.