June 17, 2017
September 23, 2015
This Father’s Day, we celebrate the men in our lives who raised us, provided for us and helped mold us into the people we are today. A great dad can be a family leader and hero in their children’s eyes. But if you are a family member providing long-term care for your father, you might need to be reminded that you are a hero too. Family members may be the most immediate option for providing or managing long-term care. They are intimately connected to the seniors they love. They know details about their health, character, preferences, finances and future plans….
Taking care of an aging parent alone is not an easy task for an adult child. With the amount of medical, financial and emotionally sensitive decisions that need to be made, it can be a complicated process. Having adult siblings around to help can make the situation even more complex. Even though they can be very helpful and offer much needed support, the added family dynamics can cause stress and the caregiving process will often cause riffs between siblings. Facing the reality that an aging parent needs care can be an emotionally overwhelming process, and how each sibling’s unique personality…