This timely article from Next Avenue describes one woman’s experience as a caregiver to her parents, as well as to her own child. She describes the joy of watching her young daughter spend time with her father and also the challenges she faces as part of the “Sandwich Generation”, meaning being a caregiver for both parents and children. The author, Sarita Gupta, explains how we need a ‘fundamental shift’ in how we treat caregivers.
“Many family caregivers are financially and emotionally stretched, and struggle to balance care responsibilities with their jobs.”
Every day, more than 10,000 Americans turn 65, and live longer than ever before. What a gift to have much more time with our elders than we had in the past. But it also means that over time, younger generations bear more responsibility for caring for them.
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