Stuck in the Middle: Home Care Options & the Sandwich Generation
If you are feeling a squeeze on your time, wallet, and emotions, there is a good chance you are part of the sandwich generation. There are options available to you to help reduce some of the stress that comes with being stuck in the middle. The sandwich generation is defined as adults who care not only for their older parents but their children as well. Typically, this person will be juggling the various needs of both groups, but care for their parents tends to escalate as the parents age. According to an AARP report shared by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 44% of Americans between the ages of 45 and 55 had at least one parent and one child under the age of 21. Of that grouping, 7% of these adults lived in a home with three generations — including an aged parent and a minor — under one roof.