Sandwich generation: 3 tips to prevent burnout

Are you looking after your children and aging parents while you’re getting on in years? Here are three tips to help you overcome the tough times and avoid burnout.

1. Take care of yourself first. Prioritize your well-being and take care of yourself first. This will allow you to offer your children and parents the support and time they need.

2. Get your finances in order. Talk openly about your financial situation with your family members and focus on what you can control, such as the costs associated with your children’s post-secondary education and your parents’ loss of independence.

3. Organize your schedule. Involve other family members in your planning, and don’t hesitate to delegate tasks to each person based on their abilities.

Remember, resources like home care services or financial assistance are available to you. Don’t hesitate to use them to ease some of your burden.

Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email: manager@chateauglengarry.cominfo@chateauglengarry.ca.

 

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