The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Everyone, but Who’s Caring for Them?
Do you know someone caught in the Sandwich Generation?
by Successful Aging in Action! | 7.30.19
Today, there are roughly 65.7 million caregivers in the world. As life expectancy increases, so will the number of people finding themselves in this balancing act of caring for both parent and child. Know your options...
One in seven middle-aged adults are part of what we’ve frequently begun to call the “Sandwich Generation.” It’s a term that was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy A. Miller and originally meant to describe women in their thirties and forties caring for their young children and aging parents. Fast forward some 34 years and 71% of those sandwiched between their parents and children fall between the ages of 40 and 59—consisting of both men and women caregivers.
Today, there are roughly 65.7 million caregivers in the world. As life expectancy increases, so will the number of people finding themselves in this balancing act of caring for both parent and child. Much as the stress of offsetting one’s time between two very different groups of people can be overwhelming, the financial strain alone can be too much to handle—or one may think. READ MORE
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