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Adult children often have differing ideas about what type of care an aging parent might need and who should help provide it. All too often it leads to heated conversations between siblings. One person may want to take a proactive approach to planning while another may deny there is anything wrong with an older loved one. The struggle often brings childhood rivalries to the surface again.
One area families of an older adult often feud about is who will help with what tasks and where a parent will live in later life. The burden of caregiving typically falls on the oldest daughter or the daughter who lives nearest to parents. They often feel as if their out-of-town siblings aren’t doing anything to help.
Finding ways to manage conflict and create a plan that keeps an aging parent safe can be a challenge.
5 Ways to Avoid Family Feuds over Elder Care
These suggestions may help your family avoid a feud that causes a permanent break in your relationship:
We hope this information helps your family work together to do what is best for an older loved one. If you have questions about senior care or how to tell what type of services an aging loved one needs, we invite you to call the Five Star Senior Living Community nearest you. One of our experienced team members will be happy to help!
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