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Tips For ‘Sandwich Generation’ CaretakersThe “sandwich generation” is traditionally defined as those who have a living parent and are either raising a child under age 18 or supporting an adult child. But I’d like to broaden that definition for caregivers, all of whom are sandwiched between multiple responsibilities.
Fighting for Family CaregiversEvery day, about 40 million Americans perform a great labor of love: caring for parents, spouses, adult children with disabilities, friends and other loved ones so they can remain in their homes — where they want to be. They manage medications, provide transportation, prepare meals, handle finances, perform complex medical tasks and much more.
Sick Leave Bill Would Help CaregiversBoth chambers of the General Assembly have passed a bill that would allow workers who are also family caregivers to use up to six months of accrued sick leave annually to care for their loved ones. AARP Illinois supports the bill and is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) to sign it into law.
Workplace Flexibility For Family Caregivers New State LawAARP Illinois stands behind the Governor’s action to provide countless Illinois family caregivers with much needed relief and peace of mind as they struggle to balance the pressures of providing unpaid care for a loved one while meeting the demands of their jobs.
Queen Latifah: A Caregiver, TooQueen Latifah is an award-winning actress (currently appearing in the movie Miracles From Heaven), rapper, singer, songwriter and television producer — as well as a family caregiver.
Caregiving: It’s Tougher Than ExpectedWhat surprised Diane Vondrak Bright about caring for her parents was the difference between her expectations and what actually happened.

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