Elderly Care

The Sandwich Generation: Six Tips to Manage Stress

The struggle is real for the sandwich generation. This group includes people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are caring for both children and aging parents. About 47% of adults help provide care for a parent who is 65 years or older while also raising children. In addition to providing more traditional care, one in seven of these adults also provides financial assistance for a parent and child.

The sandwich generation faces many challenges that can lead to burnout and health issues, including stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help ease the burden and feel less stressed while providing care for others.