First let’s define “Club Sandwich Generation.”
From LivHome.com here are some examples:
- A grandmother caring for grandchildren while the parents work.
- Grandparents providing after-school care for grandchildren while caring for sick husbands or wives.
- A woman taking care of her elderly mother while also caring for her grandchildren after school while her husband has Alzheimer’s disease.
- Women caring for a grown child who has fallen ill or has a developmental disability, while also caring for an aging parent and spouse or sibling.
If you find yourself in this situation, LivHome.com gives these tips:
- Caring for oneself can protect health and well-being and avoid the illnesses that can develop from stress and fatigue.
- Practicing good nutrition, even on busy days, and getting a good night’s sleep are priorities.
- It can be impossible to take a day off or schedule a spa day, but eating and sleeping well are critical to maintaining the strength and health needed to remain a caregiver.
- Also, consider a geriatric care manager. “Trained professionals that can help with health care, housing, financial and legal issues, referrals, care plans, transitions of care and more.”
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