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Helping Older Adults Who Won’t Accept In-Home Caregivers

Sometimes a Sibling Can Feel Shut Out of Caregiving

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There are countless reasons why some family caregivers wind up being solely responsible for their aging parents’ care. It’s important to understand that every family’s dynamics and history are unique, and each family member has their own reasons and motivations for choosing to participate in or walk away from caregiving. I’ve spoken with many siblings who have felt barred from receiving updates and partaking in decision-making. These are a few of the most common reasons these family members have been excluded from caregiving.  Family caregivers take their role very seriously, and for good reason...

Continue reading on Agingcare to learn more about why this may happen even with very well-meaning caregivers:

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