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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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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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The 50-50 Rule®: Managing Sibling Dynamics - Family Caregiver Recorded Webinar

Join host Laurie Owen, a trainer with Home Instead Senior Care, as she covers the 50 / 50 Rule: Managing Sibling Dynamics.

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The Dynamics of Sibling Caregiving (with video)

Sometimes just understanding the factors that play into family dynamics can help you feel a little less frustrated about your role as primary caregiver. At least you know you're not alone in feeling like your brother is taking on less than his fair share of the responsibility, and maybe you really are doing four times the work because you were always "the responsible one." Here are the facts behind the feelings...view video

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Have the Conversation about Aging and Finances

Home Instead Senior Care takes a look at the importance of planning ahead financially for your aging situation through the lens of a mother and her young daughter.

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Have the Conversation about Aging and Driving

Home Instead Senior Care demonstrates the importance of having the aging conversation around driving sooner rather than later through the lens of a young boy and his father.

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Have the Aging Conversation with Your Family

Home Instead Senior Care portrays the importance of having the aging conversation sooner rather than later through the lens of younger children concerned about their parents.

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