My older sister Linda Goyer Lane is part of the "sandwich generation"-people who care for their aging parents while simultaneously supporting children of their own. When my parents began needing 24-hour care about a year and a half ago, Linda stepped up in a big way to help me care for them. She and her two sons (one in high school, one in college) have all made sacrifices as she began traveling to Arizona for a week or two at a time to join in the care of Mom and Dad. I serve as my parents' primary caregiver. But like so many caregivers who also work, I couldn't take care of my parents and get my work done without help.
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