Description : Rising life expectancy has led to the growth of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – men and women who are caregivers to their children of varying ages as well as for one or both parents whilst still managing their own household and work responsibilities. This book considers both the strains and benefits of this position.
Description : This comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining book is full of information and resources for middle-aged adults faced with the complexities of raising children while caring for elders. • Utilizes instructive case examples to expose the intricacies of challenges like simultaneously caring for children and elders • Contains a bibliography of more than 50 reference sources • Provides an insightful "Creed for the Caregiver" • Offers a model of daily routine with a workspace for the reader to design their own schedule
Description : Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8 Stuck in the Middle is interesting and packed with proven ideas to help you save time and money! Finally a book that provides you with the truth, filtering the noise which can overwhelm us. When we don't know what to do, the fear of making mistakes can be paralyzing. It is no one's business to know nor judge your decisions. Readers will gain clarity, a sense of belonging to a large, empathetic community of people, who share similar concerns and face similar challenges; build confidence and a feeling of empowerment; learn where to turn for help; move at their own pace; maintain confidentiality; enjoy the action item checklists found at the end of each chapter. Craig has seen mistakes made which damaged relationships and wasted valuable resources. He has written Stuck in the Middle to help people honor and respect the wishes and desires of an elder while dealing with the scarcity of time and money. On one hand, we want to do everything within our power to be there for our parents and children. On the other hand, we know that it is an unreasonable ideal. The stories and resources in this book will help readers to stay calm and continue forward.
Description : This collection of vignettes address senior concerns and how their adult children address those concerns. Read stories about real people and real events, and how they relate to the aging process.
Description : Gold Winner, 2013 Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards, Family & Relationships Category A practical, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the legal, financial, emotional and daily living challenges of caring for aging parents while raising your own family. If you are caring for an elderly loved one while raising a child, you may feel overwhelmed and unprepared. The Sandwich Generationís Guide to Eldercare, written by three experts with extensive professional and personal experience with eldercare, provides the information and resources you need to make important decisions, balance your responsibilities, and ensure your elders well-being as well as your own. It includes how to: Create a good eldercare plan and the key financial, healthcare, and legal documents you should have executed Choose the right level of care and ease the transition, including how to avoid the most common mistakes people make in this process Find the best ways to help elderly loved ones maintain their independence and dignity Navigate the maze of government agencies and benefits Involve other family members while minimizing tension or conflict Prevent caregiver burnout and deal with the strain on family life, children, and relationships With useful checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, and a robust resources section, you'll have everything you need to care for your family.
Description : The Sandwich Generation refers to the growing numbers of middle-aged people who must care for both children and elderly parents while trying to manage the stress of full-time jobs. 'Everything they say is practical and useful.' - Globe and Mail
Description : Depending on whose research you review, between 25 and 75 percent of boomers are either supporting, or may be supporting in the future, both a parent and child. This book can help the reader prepare for, understand, and financially and emotionally cope with the issues that come with being a parent and the child of aging parents at the same time.
Description : Changing Realities of Work and Family is aninterdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities ofwork and family from academic, commercial, and politicalperspectives. The book Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors,including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts;practitioners from industry; the leading attorney in discriminationagainst mothers and pregnant women; and outstanding academics frompsychology, business, economics, and human relations Examines work and family in the political arena, gay andlesbian workers, work and family as it relates to age, singlemothers, and the role of culture and community Includes original empirical articles written expressly for thiswork, in which the most current research on the field of work andfamily will be presented Provides “real world” examples of the intersectionof work and family in such fields as business, government, and thelaw