TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS IN
THE SANDWICH GENERATION
Family caregivers who take care of children while handling the needs of aging parents are members of the “sandwich generation.” They’re caught in the middle. With seniors living longer, it's not uncommon for their adult children to be managing both ends of the caregiving spectrum. Whether or not they have children, family caregivers can still feel “sandwiched." Career demands, managing more than one household, and numerous commitments can stress even the most easy-going person. If you provide care for a loved one, you know it changes the dynamic of the parent-child relationship. You become the one who is figuratively (and often literally) in the driver’s seat, transitioning from crisis to crisis while trying to keep everyone’s life on an even keel. Below are some suggestions that may help you through these challenging times.