How to Balance Caring for Aging Parents and Children: The Sandwich Generation

A growing number of adults are having to deal with caring for an aging parent along with work and family.
A growing number of adults are having to deal with caring for an aging parent along with work and family. –istockphoto

Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? A growing number of adults are having to balance responsibilities on both sides of the spectrum: Caring for an aging parents along with work and family.

According to the Pew Research Institute, 47 percent of people in their 40s and 50s are raising or financially supporting a child and have a parent at least 65 years old. One in seven of middle-aged Americans are financially supporting both an aging parent and a child. To learn more about resources available and where to turn for help, Be Well, Boston host Lara Salahi sat down with Jody Gastfriend, vice president of senior care at Care.com for tips on this important topic.

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