Caring for Parents and Children at the Same Time
If your worries often switch between concern for your aging parents and your children, you may be part of the group known as the “sandwich generation.” Most likely, you’re between 40-59 years old and are a part of Generation X, though about 19% of this group are millennials under 40 and over 10% are over the age of 60.
From your position “sandwiched” between your kids and your aging parents, you may feel stretched thin, providing physical, emotional, and financial support. With a growing aging population and a fresh group of young adults who depend upon the family financially, many adults find themselves consumed with worry for their loved ones.
People in the sandwich generation can encounter a plethora of issues and stresses, including mental health challenges stemming from the physical, emotional, and financial support they give as they raise their children and care for aging loved ones who are struggling to maintain their independence.
Juggling a career, relationships and trying to carve out some time for themselves can be challenging. There are feelings of guilt in the quest to be a good spouse, parent, and child all at the same time. Feeling torn in different directions while tending to the needs of family can render a person exhausted. It is common for caregivers to deal with burnout, a sense of depression, and isolation.
If you seek support in knowing if it’s time to consider senior living for you or a loved one, contact us. You don’t have to look for care on your own. CarePatrol provides the expertise and knowledge needed to ensure you can feel confident making an informed decision.
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