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Join us as Griswold’s Chris Kelly, M. Ed & Director of Learning & Development, offers a more holistic perspective on the Sandwich Generation – those that care for their parents as well as their ...

Join us as Griswold’s Chris Kelly, M. Ed & Director of Learning & Development, offers a more holistic perspective on the Sandwich Generation – those that care for their parents as well as their own children. Also discussed are issues facing the three generations involved, and practical strategies and tools for planning and transitioning during this time.

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    • TM © 2013 Griswold International, LLC A Time of Family Transition & Reinvention The
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC July is National Sandwich Generation Month Caring Support & Solutions' purpose is to provide services to ALL who care. We work with family caregivers, medical practices, community providers, and most importantly healthcare consumers. We specialize in providing innovative caring support to meet the specific needs of our clients and anyone involved in the caring process.
    • Thank you for your courage, energy, and dedication! Professional CaregiversHealthcare Providers Family Caregivers Living in the Sandwich Generation © 2013 Griswold International, LLC
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Our Goal for Today Validate the challenges faced by all members of multigenerational families and provide tools that drive effective planning, healthy transition, and positive solutions
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Presented by: Chris Kelly, MEd Director of Learning & Development Griswold Home Care Belena Butler, RN MSN CCM Care Specialist Caring Support & Solutions, LLC
    • Lit Review Social Media Advocacy Solutions Webinar & Toolkit © 2013 Griswold International, LLC
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Brainwriting is… • a fun, engaging way to brainstorm • sharing as many ideas as possible within a short timeframe Brainwriting Process • Listen for our questions • When prompted, enter your solutions using the webinar chat function • Don’t overthink or agonize…There are no right or wrong answers Brainwriting Outcomes • Peer-to-peer learning and sharing • A publication that benefits others who are living in the Sandwich Generation Important • Avoid sharing any information that you would not want others to see BRAIN WRITING Solutions Orange Arrow Button: Minimizes or expands the GoToWebinar control panel.
    • About the “Sandwich Generation” The term “Sandwich Generation” was coined by Dorothy Miller in 1981 and is defined as… “A segment of the middle-aged generation that provides support to both young and older family members yet does not receive reciprocal support in exchange.” (D. Miller, 1981) © 2013 Griswold International, LLC http://sw.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/5/419.abstract
    • A More Holistic Perspective © 2013 Griswold International, LLC A challenging time where all three generations experience simultaneous life transition and role change: Dual Caregivers “Mid-Life Transition” Children “Quarter-Life Transition” Aging Parents “Late-Life Transition”
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Understanding the “Dual Caregiver” A “Mid-Life Transition”
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Lit Review "When a child or family member needs care and there is no one but you who can give it, it is impossible to focus on work. The stress and worry about caring for your child or the elder who needs care is all-consuming.” Dual caregiver quote (The Consulting Practice at Bright Horizons, 2013)
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Feel overwhelmed and exhausted from career and caregiver roles Adjusting to new/ shifting family roles as children/ parents age Feel the need to reinvent themselves given role changes but experience guilt…grief Lament their own signs of aging and think more about mortality Anxiety and depression Financial pressures Desire to focus on self Little time for self …All of this happening during a mid-life transition CORE INSIGHTS Lit Review A Time of Chaos, Transition and Reinvention Work pressures
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Lit Review Understanding the “Child” A “Quarter-Life Transition” © 2013 Griswold International, LLC
    • IE W © 2013 Griswold International, LLC LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Lit Review “When young adults emerge at graduation from almost two decades of schooling, during which each step to take is clearly marked, they encounter an overwhelming number of choices regarding their careers, finances, homes, and social networks. Confronted by an often shattering whirlwind of new responsibilities, new liberties, and new options, they feel helpless, panicked, indecisive, and apprehensive.” Alexandria Robbins – Investigative journalist and author
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Lit Review Lament financial dependence on parents Desire autonomy yet lack confidence Feel Indecisive and uncertain about college/ career path Struggle to find a job due to a poor economy Overwhelmed with new/ increased responsibilities Highest prevalence of anxiety and depression compared to family segments Struggle to form new relationships CORE INSIGHTS
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC Understanding the “Older Adult or Grandparent” A “Late-Life Transition”
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Lit Review “Half of older Americans report having someone they consider to be a caregiver in their lives – and close to one-third (28 percent) of seniors say they serve as a caregiver for someone else.” http://bit.ly/18yHbLo
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Lit Review Remain in their home Ability to adjust to change To be productive Financial security Independence Optimistic outlook Live in the moment; enjoy life Stay active with friends Value time with family Not be a burden Desire to get out CORE INSIGHTS Concerns about safety
    • A VOCACY LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Social Media © 2013 Griswold International, LLC “My dad has Alzheimer’s, mom has heart trouble, mother in law has emphysema...as the oldest children in both families we are the ‘go to’ ones as well. I have an incredibly stressful job on top of it all...I try and get my sibs involved and delegate responsibilities. We made med books for them and keep them up to date. We involve the neighbors as well. I also have three kids, grandkids... and their problems to deal with.” Dual caregiver quote http://bit.ly/14mX0lD
    • LITR SOC IALMEDIA Social Media “I'm a 26 y.o. male, living at home with my dad and younger brother.. I have a bachelor's degree in business administration, but unfortunately a low paying job, student loan bills, credit card bills and car expenses haven't yet afforded me the ability to move out on my own yet.” Young adult child quote LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC http://bit.ly/10pDHF3
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Social Media © 2013 Griswold International, LLC “My one daughter has all these responsibilities with her job and she has her children. I don't feel that they should have to take care of us. They should see us more because we are getting older. But like I said, they got big houses to take care of. They got yards to keep clean and they're workaholics.” Grandparent quote http://1.usa.gov/19Ia9VO
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC “Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day…we are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, we can also become exhausted and stressed. We think we should be able to handle caregiving roles on top of busy work and family schedules and begin to feel guilty and depressed as our stamina wanes.” Advocacy http://bit.ly/14yNlZk Quote from a family caregiver
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY © 2013 Griswold International, LLC "Role strain is by far one of the leading factors in a dual caregiver role." Advocacy "As a dual caregiver, I feel guilty when I can't be what I want to be for myself and others."
    • LIT REVI EW SOCIAL M EDIA ADVO CACY Advocacy © 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC Social Worker or Family Coach/Therapist Home Care “Back-up” Caregivers (Friends/Family) Geriatric Care Manager Guidance Counselor/ Job Coach Wellness Instructor/ Coach Financial Advisor Family Transition Care Team Advocacy
    • LITREV IEW SOCI AL MEDIA AD VOCACY Solutions Webinar & Toolkit Breaking through the barriers to find real solutions © 2013 Griswold International, LLC “Mourning is the first step towards Reinvention” Kathryn Betts Adams, PhD, MSW (2013) http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mid-life-what-crisis/201305/mourning-and-reinvention-in-mid-life
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Solutions Webinar Action Plan © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Reflect Learn Share and Validate Plan Act Evaluate Take the time to acknowledge and mourn losses. Write down hopes, goals, needs, and concerns. Use the following toolkit to learn more about multigenerational family transition. Hold a family meeting and have each member of the family unit share goals/needs/ concerns. A family therapist can play an important role in helping your family to work through transition. Friends can also be a great source of support for you and your family. Ensure that all members of the family feel heard/understood. Develop a plan for reaching personal/family goals. Start small and set short-term realistic goals that can be achieved. Think about ways that the family can work together to achieve goals. Put your plan into action. Expect bumps in the road. If this occurs, adjust your plan. Set a date for a follow-up meeting and evaluate your progress. Celebrate success!
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Solutions Webinar & Toolkit American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy National Council on Aging http://bit.ly/15NJin8 The Sandwich Generation http://bit.ly/124Q2uRhttp://bit.ly/11NSEld For Health Providers: Family Solutions Toolkit © 2013 Griswold International, LLC
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC Solutions Webinar & Toolkit Quarterlife Crisis QLC Message Boards http://bit.ly/13cpkrE QLC Work Resources http://bit.ly/18kScyUhttp://amzn.to/16F0WMi Supporting Children: Family Solutions Toolkit
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC Solutions Webinar & Toolkit Life Reimagined Caregiveraction.org http://bit.ly/112CxSv Caregiver.org http://bit.ly/17DbZWQhttp://bit.ly/12rg0gc AARP Videos http://bit.ly/11NSVEO Caring Support & Solutions http://bit.ly/15ZLls3http://bit.ly/124QcCy Supporting Dual Caregivers: Family Solutions Toolkit Caregiving.org
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC© 2013 Griswold International, LLC Solutions Webinar & Toolkit Eldercare.gov http://1.usa.gov/17HUg4B CDC.gov http://1.usa.gov/1ame6SZ http://bit.ly/15NLfA9 http://1.usa.gov/124QUzuhttp://bit.ly/19IcmAA NCOA AARP USA.gov Supporting Grandparents: Family Solutions Toolkit
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC http://bit.ly/17pE8B7 AARP http://on.wsj.com/1ameBMZ Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/12rhQxC Caregiver.org Solutions Webinar & Toolkit Family Meeting Tools
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Key Takeaways Points to remember Sandwich Generation families are experiencing simultaneous life transitions and role changes Effective communication, planning, and support are critical to successful family transition and positive outcomes All segments of the Sandwich Generation family can benefit from education, tools, and support
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC Open Q&A 1. Click to expand if necessary 2. Type questions here
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC 404-835-7976 http://www.care-clubs.com Our wrap around service approach provides care to family caregivers and the ones they care for.
    • © 2013 Griswold International, LLC National 24x7 Care Line: 800-GRISWOLD www.GriswoldHomeCare.com Brought to you by: Extraordinary Home Care at Affordable Rates Since 1982 Griswold Home Care offers access to affordable non-medical care options to assist your loved one. CareAssure Screening System™ The Griswold Golden Rule: We only approve caregivers we would trust in our own homes. QuickCare Placement™ We give each family access to the most experienced caregivers available. ValueCare Commitment™ Simple Rates. Unmatched Value. Our all- inclusive rates are among the most affordable.