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Tips for The Sandwich Generation

With an aging Boomer population, more and more caregivers find themselves "sandwiched" between the needs of their own children and those of their elderly parents. The term "Sandwich Generation" has been coined to describe the special challenges and pressures facing this growing demographic often squeezed financially and emotionally between both generations.

"It is estimated that American families provide 80 to 90 percent of all in-home long term care services for their aging family members, disabled adult children and other loved ones," observes Kathleen Bogolea, M.S. In the article "The Sandwich Generation," Ms. Bogolea describes the special demands on a caregiver, from medical services coordination to daily living assistance to psychological support.

See the full article HERE and read Ms. Bogolea's suggestions on different ways caregivers can make this arrangement work for everyone.

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