The Sandwich Generation: Caring for ones Parents and Children
Who is the Sandwich Generation?
- Those with a living parent age 65 or older and are supporting a child of any age.
- Working professionals supporting a loved one with a chronic illness or disability.
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Supporting the Family Caregiver
Over 25% of American families are currently dealing with elder/parent care issues. Do you have questions about what kind of support is available for your ill or elderly loved one? Learn More
Supporting the Sandwich Generation
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The pressure of caring for a loved one causes extra stress for employees, leading to a less productive and/or shortage of staff. Learn about Bayshore’s one of a kind employee support program.
- Empty Chair Syndrome is caused by the influx of employees taking on the role of caregiver for their ill, elderly or disabled loves ones.
- The epidemic has reached maximum infiltration as more than 65 million Americans are now family caregivers. This has become the biggest issue facing America’s workers today.
- 7 out of 10 caregivers work full or part-time and represent more than 15 percent of our entire U.S. labor force.
Workplaces Most At Risk
- Workplaces that have individuals age 50 + are especially susceptible to being infected with E.C.S. The average age of a caregiver is approximately 50, which is the age of 1 in 4 workers.
- Workplaces that employ individuals in “sandwich” stage of life.
- Employees who juggle raising children, taking care of an elderly parent’s needs and fully participating at work.
- Workplaces that do not understand the issues causing E.C.S. and do not implement treatment methods will succumb to this epidemic.
Symptoms & Mortality Rates
- Loss of morale
- Loss of productivity
- Loss of company revenue
- Increased turn-over
- Over seven in ten of caregivers were employed at some point when they began caregiving.
- One in five working caregivers will take a leave of absence.
- 66% of chairs of caregivers will go empty halfway through the day on a continuous basis.
- Two-thirds have gone in late, left early, or taken time off during the day to deal with caregiving issues.
As an organization you can fight back against E.C.S. by partnering with our trained E.C.S prevention team. Bayshore can offer the following treatment methods to your workforce. 37% of working caregivers have stated their biggest need is gaining information on how to keep their loved one safe at home.
- Complimentary consultation with our Senior Resource Advisor
- Senior Care Management services: A professional social worker to provide consulataion, practical advice and action plans for creating solutions to elderly loved one’s needs
- Provide professional caregivers (home health aides or nurses) to your employees’ loved ones
- Couples care: Discounted service rates for couples in the same home at the same time
- Access to materials and handouts for employees on dealing with specific issues of caregiving
- Complimentary Lunch ‘N’ Learn offered to members of your workforce
Benefits to the employer:
- Engaged employees
- Reduced absenteeism
- Improved productivity
- Reduced stress in the workplace
- Enhanced employee loyalty