In the previous generation, children often lived close to their parents and could watch over
them. Today our parents are living longer and their children are often living too far away
to manage their parents' care or are unable to take charge because of their own careers.
Arlene is sensitive the guilt and frustration of children in this situation and knows that you
are not alone and is there on your behalf. The children are known as the Sandwich
Generation. Here are some of their stories:

Whether your loved one is confined to an assisted living facility

Of particular importance was your ability to deal with dementia related problems . . . I felt that each member of your staff tried best to make mother's last months as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, notwithstanding her unpredictable mood swings. Many times, your nurse arrived to help mother before the resident nurse at Brighten Gardens could be found. Your staff made my life more tolerable by advising me what to expect as to mother's continuing physical and mental deterioration and by not allowing her to call me at all hours of the night to discuss an item that could wait until morning.

Howard M. Friedel