Ann O’Sullivan considers their situation and challenges, some of the potential negative effects of these compounded stressors, and strategies that employers, families, and the individuals themselves can use to create a sustainable work / caregiving situation.
To recognize stressors faced by “sandwich generation” workers
To identify potential negative effects of worker caregiving stress
Strategies to assist sandwich generation caregivers in balancing their life situations
Ann O'Sullivan has 36 years' experience in rehabilitation, home health, management, and education. She manages the Family Caregiver Support Program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, is a lead trainer for Matter of Balance, Savvy Caregiver, and Savvy Caregiver Advanced, has written 8 text chapters, presents often about home health and family caregivers, and is now developing training in dementia care for adult day service staff through a grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation. She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for "tireless leadership in homecare and family caregiving" in