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Strength As A Sandwich Caregiver - Generations Collide

Strength As A Sandwich Caregiver - Generations Collide

Strength As A Sandwich Caregiver - Generations Collide. Being a sandwich caregiver caring for aging parents while raising children is a formidable challenge that requires immense strength and resilience. This delicate balancing act between two generations often leads to a profound sense of responsibility, but it can also be a source of personal growth and empowerment. This is the topic of this week's episode with author Mary Moreland.

The role of a sandwich caregiver requires navigating the unique needs and demands of both older adults and young children. It entails managing medical appointments, coordinating care plans, and providing emotional support to aging parents while also attending to the physical, emotional, and educational needs of one's children. It can be physically and emotionally exhausting, often leaving little time for self-care or personal pursuits.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

Ultimately, being a sandwich caregiver requires finding a delicate balance between self-care and caregiving responsibilities. It is essential to carve out time for personal well-being, whether through exercise, hobbies, or simply seeking moments of solitude. By nourishing their physical and emotional health, sandwich caregivers can find the strength necessary to fulfill their caregiving roles with love, compassion, and resilience.

My guest is an expert on this topic. Mary was a single mom of two young boys when her mother needed regular care. Mary was also a busy attorney at the time.

Find out more about Mary & Get her book here.


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Related Episodes:

Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation

Life Lessons from the Sandwich Generation: Breeda Miller's Story


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