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Just when you thought that family caregiving couldn't get more complicated, a new issue seems to pop up. And you're left wondering what to do. How do you begin to talk with your elderly mom about getting more help? When do you discuss with your dad giving up the car keys? What do you say to your brothers and sisters when you're stuck with all the caregiving and you can't count on your siblings to assist? When you're a family caregiver, the list of possible caregiver questions and issues is endless.


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The 70/40 Rule

The "70-40" Rule®

70/40 Rule programs and emotional support services are offered to develop open discussions between families relating to providing care to parents and other various senior topics. Bridging the communication gap between seniors and their boomer children.

70/40 Communication tips

70/40 Communication Tips

Review these tips to help start those difficult conversations; Ten Tips to Help Seniors Communicate with Their Boomer Children

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Conversation Starter Guides

Download these easy-to-read guides from Home Instead Senior Care and author and communications expert Dr. Jake Harwood. These guides includes common family situations and sensitive circumstances that often pose communication problems for both older adults and their children or loved ones.

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70-40 Rule®: Communication Assessment

The following informational assessment tool has been developed by Home Instead Senior Care for seniors age 70 and older who would like to improve their communications with their adult children. We invite you to complete this 15-question quiz to determine the quality of your conversations.

Senior depression and loneliness

Senior Depression and Loneliness: Dealing with the Loss of Friends

You've just attended the third funeral of a close friend within a year's time. The toll of all these losses is starting to wear on you emotionally. You'd like more support from your family, but how do you ask?

Family conflict

Family Conflict: The Stress of a Family Feud on You

Your adult daughter has been feuding with your grown son for several years. This situation is upsetting you more and more. How do you tell them what this is doing to you?

Senior independence

Senior Independence: Getting Help without Losing Your Independence

For the second time in six months, you've neglected to pay the electric bill. At age 83, you're starting to forget a few things around the house, and feel like you need a little extra help. You're afraid to tell your family, though, for fear you'll lose your independence. What do you say?

End of life planning

End of Life Planning: Family Doesn't Want to Talk

At age 70, you know you need to start thinking about end-of-life issues. Your children say you're young yet and keep putting off the subject. How do you begin a serious discussion that your kids can't ignore?

Senior romance

Senior Romance and Dating: Relationships after Losing a Spouse

Since your wife died, you've been very lonely. A few months ago you began a friendship with a widow from church and you've become very fond of one another. How do you tell your children?

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Senior Health Issues: Serious Illness and Distant Family

You've just returned from the doctor's office where you were diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. Your three adult children live elsewhere. How do you start this discussion without sending your children into a panic?

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