Magazine article Work & Family Life

Sharing the Care with Your Siblings

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Sharing the Care with Your Siblings

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Elder care also involves your siblings and other family members. Here are a few more realities for families sharing the care to consider:

IF A FAMILY MEMBER has not been emotionally connected to the family, don't expect it to happen now. If he or she is in a position to write a check, it may be worth asking for help, but don't be too surprised if the answer is "no."

OLD FAMILY PATTERNS die hard. For example, if one sibling was always the "good" child and another the "self-server," these roles are likely to continue in a crisis.

SOME FAMILY MEMBERS can make elder care problems worse. They can be obstructionists. They can be too disturbed personally to be helpful or they can be dishonest in their behavior.

SOMETIMESFAMILYHISTORY simply can't be ignored. …

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