The Sandwich Generation: Taking Care of Elders While Parenting

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    Below is a checklist of questions designed to help you decide the right time to make a change in your loved one’s care. We call it the “Is It Time? Checklist.” The more “yes” answers you give, the higher the likelihood that you or someone else needs to step in. Do you find yourself worrying about the safety of your loved one? Do you call more frequently to “check in” on your loved one? Have you been stopping by your loved one’s residence more frequently? Do you find yourself...Read More
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    Certainly, caregiving can be very rewarding, but it can also be challenging, even debilitating, at the same time. As a caregiver, you may feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility at times and feel helpless at other times. Each time you are with your loved one, the experience may be different based on the task being completed and the changing needs of the loved one. A caregiver may have started out just checking on his or her loved one in the home on a weekly basis and in a short period of time...Read More
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    Making that initial step to get involved in your elderly loved one’s care, or the step to make changes in the care that has already been arranged, can be a complicated proposition, but the transition process will be a better one if you and your entire family communicate honestly, cooperate without power struggles, and keep your elderly loved one’s best interests and dignity at the heart of all decisions. One way to do this is to ensure everyone is in agreement on the final goal or outcome related...Read More

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Kimberly Wickert, CRC, has a Master's Degree in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University and has worked with individuals in the field of rehabilitation for more than 20 years.

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