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Caring for Elderly Parents

In the Caring for Elderly Parents video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care introduces the 50-50 Rule® — practical support services to help adult siblings improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload in caring for aging parents.

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Caring for Elderly Parents (1 of 5)

This video series introduces the 50-50 Rule® — practical support services to help adult siblings improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload in caring for aging parents.

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Siblings Struggle with Senior Care: Caring for Elderly Parents (2 of 5)

This video discusses research that provides great insights into the issues that siblings face as they try to provide the best care for their aging parents. It also covers the 50-50 Rule—a program designed to help adult siblings improve communication skills.

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Siblings Hot Button Issues: Caring for Elderly Parents (3 of 5)

This video discusses the top issues that cause siblings to struggle when it comes to caring for elderly parents. These include illness of a parent, money matters, inheritance, and others.

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Checklist for Sibling Caregivers: Caring for Elderly Parents (4 of 5)

Part 4 of 5 in this series offers tips for developing a checklist that can help adult siblings better manage the care of their senior loved ones.

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Recommendations and Resources: Caring for Elderly Parents (5 of 5)

The final part of this series covers ideas to help siblings cope with the demands of family caregiving for an aging parent. Including ways to avoid family feuds and offers tips for working together, as well as resources for dealing with sibling conflict that's already happening.

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