Almost half (47%) of 40 and 50-year-old adults have a parent age 65 or older who they care for while also raising a young child or supporting a grown child. Also known as the "sandwich generation," these family caregivers are pulled in many different directions, making it difficult to balance everyday life. They may be faced with daily questions such as:
- Can I afford to pay for my loved one's medication while supporting my son in college?
- Do I have enough time to make it to my daughter's soccer game after bringing my parent to their physical therapy session?
- How do I find time to take care of myself?
It can feel impossible to manage everything. There are a variety of challenges sandwich generation family caregivers face each day.