Sandwiched In has been on a hiatus for a couple of weeks (OK, a little more than a couple). It’s become the victim of those very things that keep life interesting for the person in the middle, ie me. Since I’m the main breadwinner in my family, and I’m not able to accept full-time jobs that [...]
Category Archive for 'caregiving'
Professionals who work with seniors strongly encourage people to consider long-term-care insurance. Just as with life insurance, the younger you are when you buy your policy, the lower your premiums. Most people get serious about long-term-care insurance at about age 60 and that’s often a reasonably economical time to start. But some opt for it [...]
Patti Kleist, a former “sandwicher,” a longtime advocate for the elderly and the disabled and executive director of nonprofit Faith in Action in Belfair, Wash., answered a few questions for the Sandwiched In. Do you have questions you’d like to have experts answer? Contact me and I will get answers in future interviews. Q: Americans [...]
An article today in The Telegraph (UK) titled “Fourtysomething: the new midlife crisis” caught my attention because lately I’ve been contemplating the idea of getting old. When you’re sandwiched in, aging is a bit of a peculiar feeling because not only do you have your children reminding you that you are getting old, your aging [...]
When we are kids, we are used to our parents making many major decisions for us (depending on age and circumstances) and we trust their judgment to decide what’s best. As adults, we get the privilege of making our bed and sleeping in it, as the saying goes. But when you’re a caregiver for a parent [...]
Debra Jamerson, a Washington state registered nurse and longtime advocate for the elderly, answered a few questions about caregiving for the Sandwiched In. Do you have questions you’d like to have experts answer? Contact me and I will get answers in future interviews. Q: What are the biggest challenges you hear about that adults face [...]