Support

We’re on a mission.

‪We are on a mission to welcome, embrace and care for those who sacrifice their time, self and sanity to care for those they love.

We want to make sure family caregivers have the support they need to not just survive, but thrive, while caregiving. 

 

Our Offerings

We’re committed to providing local family caregivers with a space to learn and ask questions to take the right path, opportunities to connect with others who have been in their shoes, and resources to help them and their care partners on their path to the best life possible.

1:1 Coaching & Support

We help family caregivers on both sides of the state line navigate their caregiving journeys.

Contact us for information and advice to help you care for a loved one.

Training & Workshops

We offer workshops for family caregivers in all stages of their journey, from preparing to care to after caregiving is over.

 

Support Group

We meet monthly via Zoom and in person around town. 

 

Resource Portal

Visit our Resource Portal to find all types of resources, from free educational tools and information hubs to local services and providers.

 

More Offerings

Now, and in the future, there will be even more opportunities to connect with Sandwiched and your fellow family caregivers. 

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Caregiver Appreciation (Coming soon!)

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Caregiver Conference (Coming soon!)

How We See It

Families are the core unit of society. When we are born, our parents take care of us. When our parents grow old, we take care of them.

Caregiving for a family member is a common stage of life for many people, still it seems the issue of family caregivers often fade into the background.

The fact of the matter is family caregivers make the world go ‘round. There are approximately 53 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months, which is an increase of almost 10 million in just five years! [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2020). Caregiving in the U.S.]

The estimated prevalence of family caregiving is 20%. Based on this prevalence rate, there are almost 400,000 family caregivers in the greater Kansas City area. (National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP 2020)

Despite the fact that family caregiving is so prevalent, there is a lack of supports available, for family caregivers, as well as awareness about existing resources.

Caregiver stress an epidemic. Investing in family caregivers and supporting families is a crucial consideration as we look forward to the changing tide of demographics.

As family caregivers ourselves, we know that family caregivers need high quality:

  • information and education to navigate their journeys,
  • emotional support to cope with the stresses and challenges of caregiving, and.
  • goods and services and equal access to the marketplace.

 

Sources

  1. National Alliance for Caregiving (2020). Caregiving in the U.S. https://www.caregiving.org/caregiving-in-the-us-2020/
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As family caregivers ourselves, we know that family caregivers need high quality:

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emotional support to cope with the stresses and challenges of caregiving

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information and education to navigate their journeys

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goods and services and equal access to the marketplace

Get involved.

Find out how you can help Sandwiched KC help caregivers.

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We offer 1:1 support to anyone who needs help in their caregiving role. If you want to connect with others who have 'been there,' we meet both virtually and in person. We also offer a facebook group and a meetup group. 

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