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Written by Adinah East
The Sandwich Generation Statistics 2017 That You Need To Know Now
Being a part of the sandwich generation is a common phenomenon for many adults in their 40s and 50s. Many of these Gen X adults find that they are caring for their parents that are aging as well as the children that they had later in life all under one household. While caring for both a parent and a child can tax your abilities and spread you thin at times, it can prove to be a positive situation for all involved at times.
Having your parents under the same roof as your children can work to develop a family a family bond that is stronger than ever. A survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that 31 percent of adults in this dual caring role are very happy with their lives and another 52 percent say they are pretty happy. These positive sandwich generation statistics 2017 are similar to adults that are not a part of the sandwich generation, making both harmonious living arrangements.
Breaking Down The Sandwich Generation Facts
When we look at the sandwich generation facts, as many as 48 percent of adults under the age of 50 have financially supported at least one grown child in the past 12 months. Of this group, 27 percent are the primary financial supporter of their children. When we look at the sandwich generation facts and how they relate to parents, as many as one in five adults have offered a form of financial support to their elders, in the past year. These sandwich generation statistics 2017 indicate that most adults will be a part of a sandwich generation scenario at some point in their life, if not now, then in the future.
Breaking down the sandwich generation facts even further, we see that Hispanics take on the role of caregiver for elderly parents and children most often. Over 30 percent of Hispanic adults have a parent who is currently over 65 and care for at least a child in their family. In comparison, 24 percent of whites and 21 percent of blacks have the same caregiver relationship.
Most sandwich generation adults are middle aged with 71 percent of the group aged 40 to 59. A total of 19 percent is younger, and 10 percent are age 60 or older. Both men and women are tasked with the role of caregiver for their parents and children with equal percentages found for each gender in the study.
When we look at the sandwich generation statistics 2017 regarding income, more families that are affluent with an income of $100,000 or more take on the role of caregiver for their children and parents than not. This doesn’t mean that these families are less burdened financially as they have the same stressors as any adult that enters into a caregiving role for a parent while taking care of their family. These sandwich generation statistics 2017 break down with 43 percent of sandwich generation adults making $100,000 and 25 percent making between $30,000 and $100,000. Only 17 percent of adults caring for a parent and child make less than $30,000.
When you look at the sandwich generation facts, any adult can really find themselves as a part of this generation by caring for an aging parent and young children. The sandwich generation has no boundaries and is not dependent on income, race or gender. If you are considering being a caregiver for your parent as well as your family, the Caring People Inc blog will explain in depth what the sandwich generation is and how your life will be affected in this role.
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August 14, 2017
We had a late entry into our Summer TEST DRIVE event – Jenni-Lynn Assisted Living in West Columbia SC, so we’re helping spread the word about their community with a FREE listing for 30 days! (plus a few social media shout outs!)
Jenni-Lynn Senior Living is located on Hook Avenue in West Columbia. Columbia is 1 of 30 cities listed as “America’s Most Livable Communities”, and “Where to Retire Magazine” listed Columbia as 1 of the 25 best choices for retirement. Columbia was also selected #2 in “RetireHomeSmart.com’s” best retirement city poll. Columbia includes some of the best medical care facilities in the state such as Providence, Palmetto Health, Baptist, and Lexington Medical Centers, and William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. Interstate 26 makes travel in and around the city convenient. Jenni-Lynn is licensed for 63 residents, and offers 53 assisted living apartments. The one-level floor plan includes five apartment styles to choose from, including Palmetto A, Palmetto B, Capital, Jasmine, and Jenni-Lynn suite.
View the complete listing here which includes pictures and links to their website!
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August 10, 2017
Tarantino Senior Communities recently added several of their properties to the fastest growing senior housing and services resource – SeniorLivingGuide.com!
Here’s a short list, click through each one to discover all that these beautiful communities have to offer!
The Barrington in Largo FL
Life at The Barrington gives you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. The choices are yours to make every day. Participate in daily activities and social events. Make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Get involved in as much or as little as you want-it’s your lifestyle.
Glenbrooke at Palm Bay in Palm Bay FL
The Native American Timucua people were thought to have been the first inhabitants in the Palm Bay and Turkey Creek area. They were attracted to the freshwater springs of the Indian River and Turkey Creek at Palm Bay. In the 1850s, the first European settlers built homes along Turkey Creek. Today, there are over 103,000 residents of Palm Bay that enjoy points of interests such as city parks, golf courses, aquatic center, and nearby beaches.
Lake Forest Park in Fort Pierce FL
As one of the oldest communities on the eastern coast of Florida, Fort Pierce is part of the “Treasure Coast”. The Treasure Coast is named after the sinking of a Spanish treasure fleet in 1715. Since 1901, the city of Fort Pierce has grown in population and size with approximately 42,000 people residing in the city. It has developed into a visitors destination, with points of interests such as shopping and dining in historic downtown, the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, and the Heathcote Botanical Gardens.
Lewisville Estates in Lewisville TX
Life at Lewisville Estates gives you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. The choices are yours to make every day. Participate in daily activities and social events. Make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Get involved in as much or as little as you want-it’s your lifestyle.
The Fountains at Lake Pleasant in Peoria AZ
Our Mediterranean-style resort community features eighty-six residences located on a beautifully landscaped citrus grove. Can you say freshly squeezed orange juice? Offering spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, The Fountains at Lake Pleasant is truly a step above the rest.
Oakey Assisted Living Community in Las Vegas NV
We know how stressful choosing the right assisted living environment for a parent or loved one can be. One of our goals at Oakey Assisted Living is to offer the best senior assisted living in Las Vegas. It is important to us to provide the highest level of care in Nevada. As an assisted living community we offer our seniors top notch accommodations including daily activities, organized outings, nutritional meals, a variety of programs and much more.
The Devonshire in Hampton VA
We offer a variety of amenities to enrich the lives of our residents. A few of our amenities include full size apartments with housekeeping and laundry facilities, engaging activities and events, chef prepared meals in our elegant dining room, as well as fitness center, beauty salon, library and game room. We are centrally located in Hampton, Virginia just off Interstate 64. This highly sought after region provides our residents with easy access to the Peninsula Town Center, Coliseum Central district, and provides a variety of entertainment, dining, and healthcare options. Our dedicated transportation team can help provide residents needing assistance to get back and forth to doctor’s and dental appointments, as well as provide entertainment and religious options as well.
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August 8, 2017
The Glens at Birkdale Commons is driving more traffic via a FREE test drive of SeniorLivingGuide.com!
The Glens at Birkdale Commons in Huntersville NC is boosting their advertising game by TEST DRIVING a Premium listing on the nation’s fastest growing senior housing and services resource – SeniorLivingGuide.com!
The healthy, active lifestyle that embodies The Glens at Birkdale Commons ensures you will stay independent and active longer. Our features include spacious home plans as well as a wealth of community and area activities that make The Glens a perfect place to live.
Our location in the Birkdale community is one of our best assets…we are located within a mile of good restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, movie theater, and great shopping!
From neighborhood gatherings to outings with friends, at The Glens you will feel right at home the moment you arrive. The Glens is a community where new friendships are easily formed and neighbors share common interests.
Check out the full listing here!
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Brookshire Senior Living is all gassed up and ready to drive some traffic to their buildings via a SeniorLivingGuide.com TEST DRIVE! We’ve bumped them up to Premium listings to help showcase all they have to offer!
Brookshire Nursing Center
Our newly renovated community offers an 80 bed skilled nursing unit – 48 semi-private rooms & 32 private rooms with private baths.
Brookshire Senior Apartments
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Comfort Keepers – Fort Myers is boosting their advertising efforts with a free test drive from the nation’s fastest growing senior housing and services reource – SeniorLivingGuide.com!
Comfort Keepers Fort Myers and Naples home care services enhance aging in place, and are provided in the Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral areas. We allow the seniors to maintain their independence and control through our gentle approach called Interactive Caregiving. We take the worry that the adult children may feel, and replace it with the assurance that caring assistance is just a phone call away.
Few things are more important than your independence. If you or someone you love is becoming less able to care for themself, let Comfort Keepers help. We’ve spent over a decade helping older adults live happy, independent lives in their own homes by providing them with companionship, home care and safety solutions. Call us today to discuss the right home care solution for you!
View the full ad here.
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Piedmont Home Care in Lexington NC is one of our last few TEST DRIVES to roll out today. We’ve given away lots of FREE ads, upgrades to Premium and Featured listings and even a few banners, but sadly the TEST DRIVE event has ended.
Here’s a little Piedmont Home Care teaser –
Being surrounded by family, friends and the things that make a house a home is the very essence of home care. We will provide services in the comfort of your home while you’re recovering from an illness or surgery. Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are on an intermittent basis in accordance with your physician’s orders. We strive to support healing at home and our primary purpose is to educate patients and their caregivers. This education will enable patients to promote self-care and remain in the comfort and independence of their own homes for as long as possible.
Our skilled professional staff is trained to provide comprehensive care to address your specific needs. Our multi-disciplinary team includes skilled nursing, enterstomal/wound care, diabetic teaching, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathologist, registered dietitian, medical social worker and home health aides.
Thanks again to all of you who took advantage of our FREE ADVERTISING TEST DRIVE, we hope it brings you lots of opportunities!
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August 7, 2017
We’re heading towards the finish of a month long FREE ADVERTISING TEST DRIVE! This time its Triangle Senior Moving Services in the Triangle NC area!
Triangle Senior Moving Services, LLC is a relocation company providing services associated with moving and downsizing. We serve the Greater Raleigh Area and specialize in working with older adults who are downsizing and moving from life time dwellings to retirement communities. Our clients and their possessions are treated with the highest regard. Our menu of services can be customized to meet each client’s individual needs.
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New Day Adult Care Center is off and running on their SeniorLivingGuide.com TEST DRIVE!
New Day Adult Care Center offers a refreshing approach to adult care services: An affordable alternative to assisted living or nursing home care. Our unique program offers seniors a safe, supervised, home-like environment with wellness activities, intergenerational programming, personal care, excellent nutrition, and medical supervision. Participants attend New Day during the day and return to their home and loved ones in the evening.
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