Caregiver.com

For About and By Caregivers


Subscribe to our bi-monthly publication Today's Caregiver magazine
  + Larger Font | - Smaller Font



Long-Term Care
Long Term Care 
FEATURE ARTICLE
Talking to Your Loved One
About Long-Term Care

Scenarios You May Be Facing

Q: My parents are refusing to talk. Should I drop it?

A: Itís common for people to resist all this talking. Let them know thatís okay, you understand. But also let them know that you do want to address these issues, that itís important. Letting them steer this, asking them to talk about their concerns, will help. Be gentle, but persistent. But no, donít drop it. Believe it or not, most people do eventually open up, at least to some extent, and are relieved when they do. If they really wonít talk, no matter how you try, then talk with other family members and do the best you can to plan.

Q: My brothers and sisters and I donít agree on how to handle the situation. How do we begin to figure it out?

A: Of course, your parent should be making the decisions. But if he or she is no longer able, then get a professional to settle any debates about your parentís health, legal situation or finances...Read more

 

Related Article: Cost of Care Map


LONG TERM CARE RELATED CARENOTES



ARTICLES BY CATEGORY
GENERAL  

 

 


GERIATIC CARE MANAGERS EDITORIALS

THERAPY ANIMALS INSURANCE

FACILITIES FACILITY PLACEMENT

HOME CARE EMOTIONAL ISSUES