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Community Care Hospice

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

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

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

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

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.

SOURCES

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/10-05-15-what-is-the-sandwich-generation/

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2013-07-02-honoring-caregivers-sandwich-generation-month/

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-lessons-for-the-sandwich-generation-2015-09-10

https://www.parentmap.com/article/the-sandwich-generation-raising-kids-caring-for-parents

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