Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sandwich Grandparents Raising Grandkids

You think you’ve got problems! Here’s an article on Gen Sandwich grandparents raising the children of their drug-addicted kids. Most of the grandchildren are also drug-addicted and suffer from a variety of physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. These grandparents are in their 60s and 70s and many are still caring for their aging parents. Needless to say, they are exhausted!

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Oh my... I feel tired just reading that. Yes, they must be exhausted!

By Blogger Liza's Eyeview, at 11:34 PM  

I need any words of encouragement from a fellows "sandwich generation(er)" Please see this post:

http://lizas-eyeview.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-am-woman-i-am-invincible-i-am-tired.html

Thanks :)

By Blogger Liza's Eyeview, at 8:58 AM  

Liza,do your parents have Medicare? Are they eligible for Medicaid? Those are your best resources. Otherwise, private insurance will be expensive if you can even get it. Also check with your Area Agency on Aging. They often produce a booklet that lists local resources. I use the one in my mom's area all the time. Another resource for referrals is the Eldercare agency in your area. They seem to be all over. I hope you find the resources you need. Blessings.

By Blogger Pat, at 11:20 PM  

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