Sandwich Generation Caregivers Face Many Challenges

Profile of Sandwiched Caregivers
67% are employed
61% are women
33% report high levels of emotional stress
20% face high financial stress
20% say caregiving has worsened their health

 

 

Individuals in the “sandwich generation” have the dual responsibility of providing care for an adult — often a parent — while also raising children. Caring for others can be very rewarding, but the day-to-day demands of supporting multiple generations can take a financial, emotional, and physical toll on sandwiched caregivers.

Source: National Alliance for Caregiving, 2019


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