Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898


Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373

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Are You a Member of the Sandwich Generation?

You may qualify and not even realize it.

The term originated in 1981, coined by a social worker to describe women ages 30-40 who were providing simultaneous care for aging parents and their children. But a journalist further defined the phrase to include:

  1. Traditional: those providing care to aging parents and children
  2. Club Sandwich: those aged 50-60 sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren OR those 30-40 aging parents, grandparents and children
  3. Open Faced: any individual caring for an elder person

Being a caregiver can be rewarding and studies find that homes with multiple generations engender close family connections and foster a sense of pride. But there is no denying that those sandwiched experience emotional and financial demands that can be stressing.

Statistics reveal that:

  • Almost half of those aged 40-50 fall into the category of having a parent over age 65 while they are still raising their family
  • Almost half of those 40-59 have given financial support to a grown child in the past year
  • An estimated 23% of middle aged adults have provided financial support to an aging parent in the past year

In order for sandwich generation members to survive and thrive in their potentially exhausting role, it’s important to remember the following:

  • Indulge in Self Care. Be attentive to your own need for rest and your own health habits.
  • Seek Support. Seek out resources, including the Area Agency on Aging, senior centers, financial planners and others, who can help ease the burden of care.
  • Plan Ahead. Seek solutions early and anticipate future needs. Consider all the options and explore every possible benefit for which you and your parents may be eligible.

If you are sandwiched and want to assess your own risk for caregiver burnout, take this quiz.