Life As a Caregiver: How to Make Tough Care Decisions
Balancing an Elder's Sense of Purpose with Their Safety

When Siblings Can’t Agree on a Parent’s Care Needs

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...For most families, navigating eldercare decisions falls somewhere between these two extremes. Caregiving has a way of sneaking up on people, though. Generally, the adult child living nearest the aging parent(s) is who becomes, at the first sign of need, the default caregiver. That usually makes sense because proximity is a huge factor in how quickly or frequently a family caregiver can check-in on or assist a loved one. However, a few quick tasks and offers of help can quickly get out of hand. Your folks need.

Continue reading on Agingcare for more about how to cope when siblings disagree on a parent's care needs:

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