THE SANDWICH GENERATION
Despite the best of intentions, family care-giving can quickly become a difficult and overwhelming task. Known as ”the sandwich generation” millions of Americans are understandably feeling the strain of caring for aging parents and raising families, all while managing demanding careers and tending to household duties.
Not only can this strain cause tension between you and your loved ones, but it could potentially compromise your health. One study done by Elissa Epel, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco found that family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely, taking as many as 10 years off your life!
Although it may seem selfish at first, your top priority as a family caregiver should always be yourself! You must be at your best in order to provide your loved ones the quality care and attention they deserve.
This is where we can help. Taylor Made Home Care provides the care your loved one will need to remain healthy, active and safe in their own home. Our experienced and compassionate caregivers go the extra mile to ensure your loved ones thrive in their environment, providing you with respite care and peace of mind so you can focus on your own needs.
Family caregiving can be a much more enjoyable experience once you recognize and accept there are limits to what you can accomplish alone. When all is said and done, you want to cherish fond memories of spending quality time with your loved ones, not the strain and tension it caused.
Remember, it’s okay to ask for help. In fact, it’s encouraged. Call us today and let’s talk about it!