I am so grateful my brother & I are so close now so that we can work together & communicate.
Family caregiver arguments.
One of the hardest things for midlife siblings to agree on is the type of care that elderly parents should receive. This is especially true if the responsibility of caring for your parents has largely fallen on one person. If you find that your siblings disagree frequently about what type of care your mom or dad needs, you are not alone. One recent study said that only one in ten caregivers “reported that the responsibility was shared equally or without conflict.” That means the majority of caregivers deal with conflict from family members. Here are some ways to work through disagreements about mom or dad’s care.
Get a Professional to Speak to the Family As a Whole
Sometimes it’s easier to hear about changes in your parent’s life from a doctor or social worker. Getting a third party involved can also be easier for the caregiver, who…
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