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Club Sandwiched is a podcast for those in the wonderful world of the Sandwich Generation. We're very involved in our children's lives while also taking care of our older parnets/inlaws. You are living life in-between 2 generations. This podcast is a forum, library, magazine, advice column, and shoulder to cry on. Listening should make your life easier, not add more to you already crazy life.

Club Sandwiched is a podcast for those in the wonderful world of the Sandwich Generation. We're very involved in our children's lives while also taking care of our older parnets/inlaws. You are living life in-between 2 generations. This podcast is a forum, library, magazine, advice column, and shoulder to cry on. Listening should make your life easier, not add more to you already crazy life.
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Club Sandwiched is a podcast for those in the wonderful world of the Sandwich Generation. We're very involved in our children's lives while also taking care of our older parnets/inlaws. You are living life in-between 2 generations. This podcast is a forum, library, magazine, advice column, and shoulder to cry on. Listening should make your life easier, not add more to you already crazy life.

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Episodes

021 - Baba Rocky Visits the Hospital

4/18/2018
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Nevenka is back with more colorful stories of living the high life in the Sandwich Generation. This time Nevenka talks about discharging her mom from the hospital and tips for making it a smoother process. As if having a parent in the hospital isn’t stressful enough, springing them has its own challenges. As hard as we tried to stay on course with just this one subject, we did find ourselves veering off the preverbal highway (confessing our ER shenanigans, being a rock star advocate, etc.).

Duration:00:35:59

020 - Putting the ‘Care’ in Caregiving

4/2/2018
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Remember when I said that taking away your parent's driver's license was a big one? How about cleaning out their house? That's a big one. Well, this episode just might win the award for one of the bigger moments in the Sandwich Generation - hiring a caregiver for your parent. In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with Sam Cross, founder and owner of Broad Street Home Care http://broadstreethomecare.com/. Sam has such practical, sound advice and really makes you think: Listen...

Duration:00:54:13

019 – Estate Planning isn’t a dirty word – Part 2

3/15/2018
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Part I (“Estate Planning Isn’t A Dirty Word”) just scratched the surface of this important subject. Now, in Part II, Alan Press, Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, continues to simplify this topic so we can all understand and take action. Here are just a few areas Alan discusses: 1) The 2 different Powers of Attorney. 2) How to avoid going to Probate. 3) What happens if a Guardian isn’t selected. 4) And so much more! Listen to Alan’s very practical advice on making sure we are...

Duration:00:34:23

018 - Estate Planning isn't a dirty word - Part I

2/26/2018
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This episode is a subject NOT near and dear to all our hearts - but one that can be addressed in a painless way! No, not talking about going to the dentist, rather setting up your parent's Estate Plan. This topic is not just for the rich anymore, this is for everyone. My guest, Alan Press, Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney discusses why it's so important to make sure your parents have all their bases covered with their wishes. I've broken down my interview with Alan into 2 parts. In Part...

Duration:00:31:14

017 - Just Chill – A Kid’s Perspective!

1/31/2018
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Be honest. Do we ever stop and consider what our kids think about when they see their parents being squeezed between the 2 generations? How do we really sound to them when we’re mega stressed and lose it? Do we even want to know. I finally found out directly from the source – Tatiana, a 14 year old daughter who is living through the stresses of her mom (Nevenka) taking care of both her elderly, ill parents while raising 2 kids. You might not think kids are absorbing it all, but, oh they...

Duration:00:29:41

016 – Patient Advocate To The Rescue Part 2

1/17/2018
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Teri's back! One episode just wasn't enough to cover all her wonderful information and how Patient Advocates can help us navigate being in the Sandwich Generation. In this 2nd episode, Teri talks about what rights we have as patients while in a hospital setting. Our hands aren't tied if we're not happy with hospital treatment plans, discharge decisions, etc. Patient Advocates like Teri go to bat for the patient and if necessary, will bring your loved one's issues in front of a hospital...

Duration:00:35:12

015 - Patient Advocate To The Rescue – Pt. 1

1/4/2018
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Do any of these describe you? Your parent lives out of town and is in the midst of a health care situation. Your parent is hospitalized and you don’t understand what they are entitled to with insurance and length of stay. Or, you suspect medical errors occurred in a nursing facility or hospital. If you can answer yes to any of these, consider hiring a Patient Advocate who can take care of all of this for you and your parent. This podcast is so chock full of ways you can benefit from...

Duration:00:34:46

014 - A Tough TABLET To Swallow

12/13/2017
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Janice, veteran pharmacist, returns to my podcast for a second installment of everything related to medicines for your parents. In this episode, Janice covers more subjects that will help you save time, money, aggravation and keep your parent's safe: How to store their meds. Find out what room in the house is the WORSE to store meds. How to save money using drug cards or special rebate programs. How to split meds so they don't go flying across the room.Why planning ahead on refills is so...

Duration:00:48:53

013 - Home for Sale

11/28/2017
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When it comes time to move your parents out of their home, Judy, Realtor from Coldwell Banker (http://www.buffalogroveareahomes.com/), offers step by step advice on making this process manageable. Judy addresses everything from how to pick the best realtor, decluttering your parent's house (yikes!), staging, and the small things you can do to help sell the house. Learn about Two Bag Tuesdays, shredding events, and how to involve the grandchildren in the process. Don't run away from this...

Duration:00:43:29

012 - Take Care of YOU!

11/8/2017
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Ever feel like you’re in quick sand? You just feel stuck - between handling a million things for your parents and your kids. You just go through one task or crisis after the other without having a second to think about you. Anita, a Certified Life Coach and Sandwich Generationer, provides extremely practical tips on how to de-stress and start taking care of YOU. Anita’s tips don’t take long either and can be done in your car, in a doctor’s waiting room or in the privacy of your bedroom...

Duration:00:44:58

011 - Moving Day

10/26/2017
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Had the good fortunate to welcome Stephanie back to the podcast. This time she took off her "Official House Organizer" hat and put on her "the daughter who had to move her parents out of their house of 50 years" hat. Stephanie shares funny and touching stories on how she accomplished this monumental feat. How did she pare down contents from a 4 bedroom house into a 2 bedroom apartment? What did she do to make it easier for her parents for the first day of their new place? And, many more...

Duration:00:47:49

010 - There's an App for That!

10/11/2017
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Just when you finally got around to organizing all your parents’ medicines the old fashioned way (pen to paper), in walks the digital age with 1001 apps to do that and so much more. This podcast suggests apps that will help your parents stay on top of their health, make their everyday life easier and even ways to stay connected to your family. Does your parent forget where they parked their car? There’s an app for that. Your parent isn’t picking up their phone and you don’t know where they...

Duration:00:23:09

009 - Financial Planning 101: POA, WILL, SOS

9/26/2017
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We prepare for so many things with our aging parents. Healthcare. Caregiving. Living situations. Why aren’t we better prepared to make sure our parent’s financial affairs are in order? Listen to Financial Advisor, Janet Petran, break down everything on very simple terms - Trust, POA, Will, Probate. Don’t be intimidated by this process, be prepared.

Duration:00:48:37

008 - Caregiving Part 2: Think before you leap

9/8/2017
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Don't just hire a heart-beat to watch your parent. Listen to this podcast to hear a few, but critical questions you should be prepared to answer before you begin the interviewing process. Time spent up front being very honest with yourself will save you time and a ton of heartache later. Trust me!

Duration:00:13:16

007 - Doctor Advice: No Appointment Necessary

8/25/2017
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Your parent's Primary Care Physician is not just there to take their blood pressure and prescribe meds. Look to them as a HUGE resource for your entire family when navigating the Sandwich Generation waters. Listen to Internist, Dr. Arielle Levitan, provide useful, real life information. Honestly can't believe how much new information is out there in the last few years. Following Dr. Levitan's advice can make all the difference in the world to you and your sanity! Who to turn to to...

Duration:00:43:51

005 - Organize This!

7/13/2017
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The time has finally come to move your parents out of their house – whether it’s to downsize or to move them into an Assisted Living facility. How do you even start to wrap your head around tackling a house full of “stuff”? Stephanie, house organizer extraordinaire, provides listeners with a ton of useful tips; where to donate, how to dump stuff, who to hire to help, how to remember who gets what in the house and on and on and on. And, find out why Post It Notes can be your best...

Duration:00:38:54

004 – A Tough Pill To Swallow

6/29/2017
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If you’re in the Sandwich Generation, more likely than not, your parents are on medicines. Maybe just one prescription, if you’re lucky, or maybe enough to fill up an entire closet. Either way, prescriptions are a serious topic and we need to be advocates for our parents. The more we know about how to handle their meds, the more we can protect our parents. In this episode, Janice – a pharmacist for over 30 years, talks about: -Refills: When to refill, how to refill. -Generics: Who orders...

Duration:00:36:48

003 - It's Always Something!

5/30/2017
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You’ll think you’re just being entertained when listening to my guest, Nevenka, a real life “Sandwich Generationer”! But between stories about taking care of her mom, dad, husband, son and daughter – you’ll actually learn a thing or two along the way; such as why the color of a pill isn’t enough to call in a refill, planning for a “2 bedroom condo” is a hard but necessary conversation and involving your kids even when they are young. The artist of this masterpiece is none other than my...

Duration:00:36:58

002 – The Wonderful World of Caregivers – part 1

4/23/2017
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Buckle up. This is the first in a series of dreaded conversations you’ll have with your parents about the need for a caregiver. Listen to the podcast, follow these first 2 steps and maybe it won’t be as bad as you think. 1. BROACHING THE DREADED SUBJECT WITH YOUR PARENT: How to recognize when they need one. How to tip toe gently around the subject. There are even some suggested conversation starters. 2. WHERE TO FIND THAT 5-STAR CAREGIVER: Hint – network, network, network. FUTURE...

Duration:00:11:12

001 – Introducing Club Sandwiched!

4/23/2017
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The Sandwich Generation is actually a real thing – taking care of an older generation (your parents) and a younger generation (your kids) all at the same time. Listen to how Club Sandwiched got started, why it got started and how it can be your go-to podcast as you navigate 2 generations 50 years apart. You just need someone who gets it. Caregiving, medical, finances, digital apps… Club Sandwiched is that place.

Duration:00:11:28

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