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

Siblings Who Care More About Their Inheritance Than Mom and Dad’s Care

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Ah, siblings. Some are a joy—our very first and forever friends in life. Others are more of a nuisance, a source of drama that comes and goes over the years. But when a parent falls ill or needs additional help as they age, these family relationships are truly put to the test. Some adult children work seamlessly together to find the best care solutions for their aging parents. However, some siblings don’t contribute at all, leaving the heavy lifting, sacrifices, and difficult choices up to one adult child, often a daughter.  Still others are involved sporadically, only deigning to give their opinions when pricey care decisions are on the line. In the latter scenario, these siblings disprove of respite, are suspicious of outside caregivers, and demand to keep their parents’ bills low. 

Continue reading on Agingcare for more about how differently siblings can view the use of their parents' money when it comes to parent care:

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