The Sandwich Generation: Caring for ones Parents and Children

Who is the Sandwich Generation?

  1. Those with a living parent age 65 or older and are supporting a child of any age.
  2. Working professionals supporting a loved one with a chronic illness or disability.

 Feeling Sandwiched? Bayshore has solutions.

 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

Caregiver Support Groups

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The Sandwich Generation

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Supporting Employers

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.

Understanding E.C.S

  • 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


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

Future Outlook

Benefits to the employer:

  • Engaged employees
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced stress in the workplace
  • Enhanced employee loyalty

What Others Are Saying About Bayshore Home Care

  • I was apprehensive about engaging a service here not being familiar with the companies and concerned about my wife’s care while I was away working but it has worked out beyond our expectations. We both felt 100% secure and confident that [our caregiver] would properly…

    Lorenzo P.

  • To our friends at Bayshore: Congratulations for being among the best Tampa Bay companies to work for! We are on the receiving end of your great company and very much appreciate the care you provide.

    Rebecca J.

  • There is just no way that I can express my appreciation for what you have done for my Aunt over the years. With me being out of state, I cannot tell you what a Godsend you all have been and how you have cared for…

    Barbara C.

  • I want to thank you for making it possible for my mother to live at her home. Your caregiver made sure my mother took her medication, got nourishment, and made sure she was safe and comfortable.

    John V.

  • I want to thank the staff of Bayshore for the fine service provided to my father over the past four years while he was in his home and then a resident in an assisted living facility. Everyone was very responsive to my requests and always…


  • Whether our residents need help with medications, bathing, companionship or just someone to lend a loving ear, the entire Bayshore team always responds promptly and has proved to us time and time again that they truly care.

    Senior Living Community
    Executive Director

  • Without Bayshore Home Care and the care and companionship they provided, I fear that my client would have been institutionalized. Your caregivers enabled my client to live in her home and enjoy a greatly enhanced quality of life as she was provided with the proper…

    Elder Law Atty.
    Pinellas County

  • Thank you so much for the caregivers you have provided for us. As you know, my husband had a very difficult post- operation period. I think that he has turned a corner now and is improving daily. The care that your staff provided made a…

    Janice M.

  • I really value the fact I do not have to worry about my mom while she is in your care. I also really value the socialization she is getting from your caregivers.

    Dean W.

  • The caregiver you sent us is a great communicator and provides a great loving environment for my Grandparents.

    Stacy M.