The responsibility to care for a loved one and hold down a job is certainly a challenge. Include the duties of raising a family and you are sure to feel like the peanut butter and jelly inside the generational sandwich- squished!
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving & AARP, there are 44 million individuals across the United States that provide care for an aging parent, spouse, sibling, other relative or friend with chronic and disabling conditions. Over half of those caregivers hold down a full or part-time job.
You don’t have to do it alone. If you find yourself in the sandwich generation seek the resources and tools to help balance the many roles and responsibilities in life.
Lori and Michael found the help they needed at SCRC. With four children, including two 12-year old twin boys, their life was full of work, school, sports and extra-curricular activities- then they moved Michael’s mother into their home for long-term care. Lori reached out to SCRC where she found key resources and people who understood what they were going through.
“SCRC provided respite care, training and strategies to deal with our new challenges. SCRC showed me how to adapt, find resources and training, and communicate or needs. They made it OK for me to take care of myself so I can successfully manage all of life’s roles.”
– Lori Large, Sandwich Generation Caregiver
Tools for the Sandwich Generation
- Respite care
- Support groups
- Short and long-term care planning and case management
- Legal and financial services
- Counseling, evidence-based programs such as REACH (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health)
Additional support is provided through collaborations with other
- Adult day care
- Home delivered meals
- Mobile physicians
- Mental health services
- Legal services
- In-home care
- Home medication programs
- Residential care facilities
If you or someone you know is a part of the Sandwich Generation, get the help needed. SCRC provides a variety of services at no cost to the caregiver. Call today and get the help you need.