Every day, all across America, families are struggling to cope. Many are raising children, working demanding jobs and trying to care for a senior family member. These Americans are often called the "Sandwich Generation", and they are growing in record numbers. That's because America is aging in record numbers.
By the year 2020, the number of seniors will equal the number of 20 to 35 year olds. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles will help seniors work longer and continue to lead more productive lives. But the numbers also tell another story. More and more children need to help care for their parents. These family caregivers eventually run out of hours in the day, the stress becomes too great and the balance is broken.
Meet our team below. We are committed to helping our local families and friends to meet the increasing demands of elder care.
Judy joined the Home Instead team in April 2019. Judy lives in Huntingburg with her husband. They have 4 grown children; Jennifer, Joe, Joni and Jed, and 2 grandchildren; Luke and Claire. Judy saw the position for Administrative Support Coordinator, and felt in her heart it was the job for her. She had worked with the City of Huntingburg Transit for over 11 years and enjoyed being of service to the passengers. This new position at Home Instead would give her a greater opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. Judy has been a caregiver for several people in her own life. She remembered how Home Instead had come in to help with her parents and knew what a difference they made for her and her family.
Judy says that she is enjoying meeting all the clients and caregivers. Judy states, "I am thoroughly enjoying my new position. The team here is wonderful and supportive. The Clients and Caregivers I have met so far have been great! Being a part of the Home Instead Family has been a Blessing to me. I look forward to each new day, and I want to be a Blessing to others."
"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.