My siblings don’t agree on how to help our parents.

Unfortunately, your parents get caught in the middle and it may feel like you can’t get anything done when no one agrees. You need some way to manage the difficult situation you are experiencing today. To quote Leo Tolstoy: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” However, there are some approaches and recommendations that we have gained from working with thousands of families that can help you cope and move forward.

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Care Managers Can…

  • Perform an objective evaluation
  • Bring families together for family meetings and discussions
  • Help build a consensus
  • Mediate and facilitate conflict resolution
  • Create a plan that compromises without compromising the elder’s needs; minimize conflict