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.
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.
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.
70/40 Conversation Topics
Some topics are hard for seniors and their adult children to discuss, but starting the conversation off right can make things a little easier. Here are some scenarios that address common topics from the senior's perspective. These responses were developed in cooperation with Jake Harwood (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara), Professor of Communication, author, and former director of the Graduate Program in Gerontology at the University of Arizona.
Caring for aging parents can lead to awkward situations that are difficult for siblings to discuss. Open communication is the key to ensuring that older adults get the help they need and that one family member doesn't become burned out doing all the work.
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. Find tips to help bridge the communication gap between seniors and their boomer children.