We know that caring for an aging family member is one of the toughest jobs in the world.
We see it every day; the stress in the shoulders and new worry lines on the faces of family caregivers. Heroes, not only are they doing a balancing act, juggling career, kids, and their own health and well-being, but they are making daily decisions that determine the quality of life for their loved one.
If you are raising your children AND helping your aging parents, you’re like 1 in every 8 Americans aged 40-60, the sandwich generation, who are being pulled in a dozen different directions at once.
Whether dealing with cancer, dementia, diabetes, or any of the myriad of issues that may face us as we age, caregiving is always a stressful and an intensely emotional journey. It takes a toll on everyone in the family, not just the caregiver.