Three Reasons for Adult Children to Plan Ahead for Parental Long Term Care

Family Caregiver Alliance

David, age 58, knows that his parents will soon begin to need more help. Already in their 80’s, they’ve been fortunate to maintain their health and ability to live independently for all this time, but David worries about what will happen in case of a medical emergency or the need for long-term care. [...]

Caregiving with Siblings - Part 2: Four Tips to Gain the Support of Siblings

In Caregiving with Siblings – Part 1 of this two-part series on adult siblings jointly providing care to aging parents, we followed the story of Christine, age 56, who was overwhelmed as the primary caregiver for her aging mother. Her brother resides out-of-town and her sister is neglecting her share of the caregiving load. According [...]

Caregiving with Siblings - Part 1: Reducing Sibling Tensions in Family Caregiving

Christine, age 56, is at her wit’s end with her siblings. Her brother has just told her that he cannot visit their mother in Ohio this week. Her sister, despite living in the same town as their mother, has not visited in over a month and is notably absent from caregiving responsibilities.

Christine feels a wide [...]