July 17, 2013

To honor National Sandwich Generation Month, we’ve decided to analyze the Sandwich Generation concept from a more holistic perspective. The challenges for family caregivers are overwhelming and well documented. We found that little attention has been given to the challenges for young adult children and aging parents who are living in the Sandwich Generation.  Most sandwich generation publications focus primarily on the needs and challenges of the family caregiver. Do all parties realize that they are all going through a simultaneous transition? If so, would this be a source of strength and promote coming together as a family unit? Review the infographic below for a more visual representation of the impact of the Sandwich Generation on the entire family unit, along with strategies that drive positive outcomes and successful cross-generation family transition.





Sandwich Generation Infographic by Griswold Home Care