Am I in the “Sandwich Generation”?

You may have heard the term “Sandwich Generation” over the past few years, and maybe you’ve stopped to wonder “Am I  part of this group of caregivers?” Thanks to modern medical advances and lifestyle changes, people are living longer. Many times, grandparents live to see their grandchildren marry and have children of their own. However, what happens when grandparents are …

The New Age of Caregiving

Carol has enjoyed an independent life while working as an office assistant for an established company. She had many friends, an active social life and enjoyed the company of her parents. Carol’s mother passed away about five years ago, and over time, she has had to take on more responsibility for caring for her elderly father who was diagnosed with …

Moving an elderly parent – common and challenging

Many families face the exhausting struggles of helping aging parents from afar. There are often many trips to check in on them, as well as hoping your frequent calls keep them connected in between visits.  However, when your parent has failing cognitive abilities as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be faced with the challenging task of moving …

Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …

Combating Senior Isolation with Solutions to Transportation

  Isolation impacts the health and well-being of nearly half of Louisville’s seniors. JFCS’s Klein Older Adult Services has several programs geared to help seniors age in place through transportation and home care services. In Louisville and across the country, the population of adults ages 65 and older is expected to double by 2050. At a time when more seniors require …

Caregiver Travel: 5 Tips for Summer Road Trips with an Aging Loved One

Now that that spring has finally arrived in Kentuckiana, many families are beginning to prepare for summer vacation. If you are a caregiver, traveling with the person, you care for can cause increased anxiety. Even if you are only planning a short distance trip, the logistics and safety concerns caregivers can make travel seem impossible. What can you do to …