August 03, 2022

Sandwich Generation is Feeling the Caregiving Stress

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If you’re responsible for both the care of your children and your aging parents, you’re probably feeling more pressure than ever. The combination of economic uncertainty, career demands and family obligations can make those in the “Sandwich Generation” feel more like a panini, pressed between two piping hot grill plates. And it could be threatening the physical and mental health of family caregivers.

While it’s great to see increased dialogue about those caught in the sandwich generation, we suspect what you really need is practical help to cope with the added pressure. Home Instead, Inc. has developed resources to help empower you to find balance in your personal and professional lives, talk with your employer about the support you need, and strive to stay healthy. You can also learn how a trained Home Instead network Care Professional can help your aging loved ones thrive.

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