In our profession, we see many people of the “Sandwich Generation” wishing to lighten their load.
Just what is the “Sandwich Generation”?
The term Sandwich Generation was coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller, to describe caregivers that found themselves “sandwiched” by the responsibilities of caring for aging parents while supporting their own young children.
It can be stressful, busy, and often very demanding to balance this role.
Sometimes we help to downsize or move. Other times, our purpose is to help get a handle on a home’s overwhelming contents.
It may be something as simple as putting new systems in place to make the paperwork or chores more manageable, that creates a big impact.
The Canadian Government recognizes with our aging population, more and more Canadians are encountering this role. A webpage dedicated to aiding caregivers can be found through here. With resources and tips for balancing work and responsibilities, as well as links to supports and services.
This information can aid in developing a plan that works for you and your family.
Click here for more information.
Schedules & Planning Ahead
It is an incredible challenge to balance commitments as the caregiver to elderly parents and children.
Schedules are key in keeping appointments and commitments straight.
It may be helpful to create a Home Command Centre to keep track of dates and obligations.
A family Calendar is key ~ electronic, paper or both – it should be the easily shared.
The managing of paperwork can be overwhelming too so there is value in a processing system that works!
We are happy to help busy families and individuals create organizing systems within their home.
Do you have a home office that just needs to be organized to be functional? A storage catch all space that needs to be converted to living space?
If it’s a specific problem area that can be addressed, we can work together creating a path for you to move forward and continue to stay organized. It can be difficult to find enough time in the day to fulfill the work and home demands. We’d be happy to assist with moving, downsizing & an estate sale or a household clear out.
See how we’ve made a difference with past clients …
Thanks for making the move so easy for my mom. I appreciate it. She is very comfortable with you and it made a huge difference for her. With you and your team showing up, my mom told me that she felt safe and totally prepared to move. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, as it truly means a lot me. E. Welsh, Oakville