caregivers

You Are Invited to Join SandwichINK For the Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Guess what! We are going to a party! It will be fun. It will have prizes. You won’t have to dress up (unless you want to). You won’t even need to find a babysitter for the kids and/or grandkids, let alone a companion for the elderly parents. You can do it from the comfy spot right in front […]

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9 Tips for Caregivers Selling a House From a Distance

Are you in the midst of helping an elderly parent sell their house? Or preparing yourself for that coming scenario? Or are you, like me, trying to sell your own house from a distance, while juggling all the different hats of a Sandwich Generation caregiver? Here are a few tips I’ve learned when selling houses […]

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RX for Grandchild’s Illness

The flu is running rampant all across the country. Colds and sinus infections are keeping it company. Kids are sick, parents are sick, and grandparents are often helping to juggle doctor appointments, rock sick babies, and entertain the healthy and sick ones at the same time. This is a good time for Miss Spider and […]

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Headlines of Encouragement For the Sandwich Generation

Oh me, oh my. Reading the news headlines just isn’t any fun right now! North Korea Warns Intercepting ‘Satellite’ Will Prompt Counterstrike; Israeli Major-General [states]: Iran past ‘nuclear threshold’…using nuclear talks to buy time for bomb; World Bank offers dire forecast for world economy…; Recession on track to be longest in postwar period… Gas prices […]

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Caregivers: You Don’t Have to Be Everywhere To Be Able to Help

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of flexibility for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, along with the importance of asking. Asking for help, asking for options, asking for whatever it is that is necessary in our current situation. While that is indeed vital, there are times when there is no one to ask. […]

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Flexibility Is Vital For The Sandwich Generation

Flexibility is a great thing to have. For the Sandwich Generation, it can be absolutely essential. When we are juggling the needs of more than one person, not to mention ourselves, schedules can and often do collide. Using resources with flexible options can ease those schedules and lower our blood pressure. In one week, a […]

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Digital Photo Frame Alert for Caregivers

The best laid plans of mice, men, and caregivers! If you gave a digital photo frame as a gift to an elderly parent, a grandchild, or others recently, be aware. At least one model by Samsung was inadvertently released with a nasty worm. I couldn’t find any information about it on the Samsung site itself, […]

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The Sandwich Generation Knows Their Movies

Do you have an elderly parent who wants to know how a movie ended because he fell asleep in the middle. Have you ever watched a movie and wondered, Isn’t there a place I can find out where I have seen that actress before? Do you want to find a way to check on whether […]

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No Nonsense Guide to Caring for the Seriously Ill

Research is something I love and do well at. I inherited that love for learning from my mom and have passed it on to all my daughters. Now it comes back as a blessing to me even more, when they discover something useful to share with me, just as my mom and I have done […]

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Help for the Caregiver: All In One

Do you find yourself running non-stop, never having enough time for all your responsibilities like caregiving, grandchild-sitting, errands, bills, etc.? Do those never-ending duties include having to stop at an office store to make copies, send faxes, etc. I know I have to do that a lot. If it’s not copies of medical records and […]

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