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Long-term Care and also the Sandwich Generation
Long-term care is the 800 pound gorilla within the family room. I hear about it within the line at the grocery store, within the elevator, in the mall, at church as well as on videos. Everyone my maturity is facing it, also it isn't ours we are facing, today.
I am from the age group called the boomer or sandwich generation. Sandwich meaning we've responsibilities for multiple members of the family. However, we're not the first to be faced with this phenomenon, but being boomers, we're possibly the first to add a reputation for this huge predicament.
Boomers have altered the paradigms that we address dilemmas in many arenas and i believe we'll rewrite our understanding on this one.
Here are a few of the problems.
Our wonderful health care system, good food and several modern conveniences have contributed to a life expectancy which is more than ever. Therefore over the last in our healthy and productive years, when we should be saving that last bit of money we'll need in the future, or paying down our mortgages, or recuperating from losses within the stock market, traveling or enjoying our grandchildren, many of us have parents who are still living, despite the fact that not as strong as they once were, continue to be healthy. At the same time we've adult children who're building their very own futures and families and want just a little help now and then.
While reflecting upon the previous generations and how they took care of one another, I found the realization our ancestors, along with living closer together, had businesses of their own, while most people today have careers that take us for an office, factory, hospital or school building. Our grandparents were active participants within the free enterprise system owning farms, stores, ranches, as well as other kind of business. The main reason a lot of us are having trouble, is the fact that we don't own our very own businesses. Not many jobs offer flexibility of your time and place to permit involvement in multigenerational obligations and privileges.
That's the reason I started looking for a career that will permit me to work as much as my Type A personality requires and doing so around the needs of the multigenerational family.
What provided that opportunity to me?
It was the web and achieving an internet business. Having an online business gives flexibility of both time and space to be involved in the lives of the 92-year-old or a 6-year-old and each age in-between.
Building your personal business advertising online will grant you to be where you have to be when you need to be there along with being able to support yourself while doing this. Whatever product you're selling, working on-line opens many avenues of flexibility for you.