What is the Sandwich Generation?


When you hear the name “sandwich generation,” what do you think of? Maybe you think of food because sandwiches are a common lunch item, but this term actually has nothing to do with eating! In this case, the words are being used to refer to a group of people that are “sandwiched” between responsibilities. This generation includes adults who are raising young children of their own while also supporting ailing and aging parents. These fall on top of maintaining a steady income, taking care of a home, and self-care. With all of these responsibilities sitting on top of them, it is completely understandable that these individuals sometimes get overwhelmed. Knowing this, the Home Care Associates team is ready and willing to help make caring for aging parents an easy process.

The Big Stressors for the Sandwich Generation

Money and time: I think we can all agree that none of us ever really seem to have enough of either! For individuals within the sandwich generation, this is especially true. 

Money can cause stress levels to soar, especially when bills are piling up. Between extracurricular activities for children, care for elderly parents, and the upkeep of a household, it can feel like you just don’t have another penny to give. At Home Care Associates, we do our best to alleviate some of that stress by offering multiple payment options. Our clients can pay for services using private pay, long-term care insurance, and workers’ compensation. For our clients who have served our country, we also accept VA Aid and Attendance Benefits. Our team understands that payment can be stressful, and we want to ease some of that burden.

These days, time often seems to just fly away before we can get anything done. If you are a part of the sandwich generation, then you understand what it means to juggle responsibilities. You are toting the kids to school, going to work yourself, taking care of your family and home, caring for your own parents, and trying to find some time to take care of yourself. Our team doesn’t want you to get lost in the middle of all of these important tasks, and we can help! Home Care Associates can take care of your parents while allowing them to stay in their own home! When you trust in our caregivers, your parents will be in safe hands, and you will be able to focus your energy on the family you’re raising.

Let Home Care Associates Help You

We understand how overwhelmed you can feel day-to-day when you are trying to cover all your bases. You may feel like everyone in your life is counting on you to hold it together, but we want you to know that you are not alone. If you would like to talk to someone about getting in-home care services for an aging parent or loved one, give us a call at (205) 206-9594.

Come to Home Care Associates and let us help to carry some of your burdens.