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Have the Hard Conversations Before It’s Too Late

Have the Hard Conversations Before It’s Too Late

This week, we’re getting personal. The phrase “sandwich generation” refers to people in their 40s and 50s who are juggling raising children and caring for aging parents, and that’s exactly where we’re finding ourselves. Many people find themselves unexpectedly needing to make major life decisions on behalf of an elderly parent, and there’s no how-to guide on navigating how to find the right care for a parent in their final chapter. This week, we talk about our experience with aging parents and all the things we wished we knew before finding ourselves in our current positions.

Navigating the complexities of caregiving for aging parents is an endeavor fraught with uncertainty and emotion. It's a journey that often catches us off guard, forcing us to confront the profound responsibility of guiding our parents through end-of-life care.

In this episode, we delve into our personal experiences with aging parents, reflecting on the hurdles faced and lessons learned. From grappling with difficult medical decisions to finding the right support systems, we discuss the steps we wish we’d taken to prepare and share the candid realities of being members of the sandwich generation.