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Emily Lewis

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Understanding Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Emily Lewis on Jul 11, 2016 3:37:56 PM

GEN-BLOG-BAN-600x460-150115-UnderstandingSiblings.pngThe situation is new – taking care of Mom or Dad – but sometimes, the old story still dictates family interactions. It can become especially apparent when siblings try to assign jobs or make decisions together. Old family roles are rekindled….Who is the ‘responsible kid’ in the family? Who leads the pack and is dominant, and who is considered flighty or unavailable? The challenges may be escalated further when one sibling lives close to the parent and the others are physically distant.

Unspoken Expectations and Asking for Help

A large part of sibling tensions can arise from lack of communication. One huge step that any caregiver can take is asking for help, and specific help at that. Many times, a brother or sister may be disappointed in another sibling for not contributing more, but has never communicated the need or where there are gaps to fill in the care.

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Topics: Caregiving

What to Expect: 4 Questions Before Home Health Care Begins

Posted by Emily Lewis on Jun 16, 2016 1:32:42 PM

This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services.After deciding that it’s time to start home health care, and before meeting their nurse or therapist for the first time, patients and their caregivers can have a lot of questions. This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services. Patients and caregivers can feel more comfortable and confident about the days ahead after they find out more about what to expect.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Caregiving, Financial Health