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Caregiving for the Sandwich Generation

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The term “sandwich generation” refers to young to middle-aged adults who are simultaneously raising children and caring for elderly parents. More than 10 percent of the parents in the Miami-Dade area also care for an adult, spending around three hours every day on caregiving duties for their children and their parents. Add in the daily responsibilities of working and taking care of a house, being a member of the sandwich generation can be exhausting, expensive, and difficult. 

One of the ways that members of the sandwich generation choose to deal with these responsibilities is by hiring a Miami-Dade elderly care service to handle some of the daily care of their aging family members. Here is how Advancare can help out the sandwich generation. 

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What is the Sandwich Generation?

 

With a growing population of aging adults and a generation of young adults struggling to achieve financial independence while raising children of their own, the term “sandwich generation” has sprung up to describe these adults in their forties and fifties. Statistics show that nearly half of all adults in this age range have a parent aged 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting a grown adult. One in seven middle-aged adults is providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child. 

 

Caregiving Issues for the Sandwich Generation

 

Being a member of the sandwich generation comes with many stressors, with one of the largest being having to find a trusted senior caregiver. These are some of the other caregiving-related issues that members of the sandwich generation face.

 

Lack of Personal Time

 

Both parenting and taking care of an aging parent are a tremendous time burden. Many members of the sandwich generation find that they have little or no free time for themselves, which leads to stress and burnout. 

 

Dealing with Complex Emotions

 

When you take care of an aging parent, the roles that you have held for most of your lives are flipped around. This can lead to complex emotional issues that are difficult to navigate. 

 

Family Discord

 

Members of the sandwich generation often find themselves at odds with family members such as siblings and parents about how best to provide senior care. 

 

Getting Home Healthcare Help in Miami-Dade

 

Instead of dealing with all of the above issues, members of the sandwich generation can hire a respite care provider in Miami-Dade. Here at Advancare, our team of certified caregivers lightens the care load by providing a variety of home care services for homebound seniors. These services include:

Our personalized senior care services can be tailored to fit the needs of your loved ones. By working with our team of friendly caregivers, members of the sandwich generation can go back to enjoying their free time and spending valuable time with their children. 

Contact Advancare today at 305-441-9794 to learn more about how we can help.

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