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

Join host Laurie Owen, a trainer with Home Instead, as she covers "The 50-50 Rule®: Managing Sibling Dynamics." During this webinar you will:

  • Find out about the 50-50 Rule®
  • Learn about hot button topics that often cause highly emotional discussions
  • Get tips and checklists to help siblings cope with the demands of family caregiving
  • Discover resources that can help avoid or overcome sibling conflicts

Be sure to check out the other videos in the Free Family Caregiver Support Webinar Series.

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  2. January 8, 2019 at 5:24 pm | Posted by DJ

    Hello, My mother will be 91 yrs of age this month. She is becoming unable to care for herself but refuses to leave her apt or get outside help. My youngest sister lives close by and my older brother lives in the apt above her but is also not in good health and able to help her with what she needs. Her main need seems to be needing constant companionship. My sister does most of her grocery shopping, dr appts when she can and I try to help also. I live an hour away. I call her most weekends more than once. I have another sister who rarely visits/calls and does no shopping or dr appts for her. She does pay for a housekeeper. My younger sister now is having to do laundry for her. She tried to get her into a senior apt near her, but when a vacancy came up, Mom turned it down. Living in rural Vermont where waiting lists are very long with not many of these places available, it got quite frustrating. I have recently emailed my sisters to discuss what else we can do and I pretty much got ignored. My younger sister is now mad at me and not speaking to me because I pressed the issue. I spend most of my days stressed wondering if Mom is getting by. I hate to say this, and admit it, but Mom has always guilt tripped us. I come from an alcoholic family. Dad was a drinker and we were often told behave or you will cause your Dad to get drunk. Anyways, there are six kids and most of us do not get along or do not speak at all. I am now at my wit's end and a bit hurt that my sister who I always protected and got along with has suddenly decided to shut me out. Xmas was bad, Mom put herself in the hospital, which she has been doing frequently whenever the slightest ailment hits her. Some are legitimate, others are not. She may feel safer at the hospital, who knows. Communication is the key, but what do you do when none of your siblings want that??? Thanks for listening.


  3. March 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Posted by Linda Rule

    I watched this video last week but was interrupted and was unable to complete the survey to get my CEU's. is there anything I can do to complete it? Thanks Linda


    • March 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Posted by Home Instead

      Hi Linda, This video is part of our family caregiver webinar series from 2012. We currently only offer CEU credit for our current For Professionals webinar series for a limited time following the live event: The webinars available for CEU credit occur monthly -- we hope you're able to take advantage of them. Thanks!


  4. September 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Posted by Monique

    I too am a nurse attempting to organize a caregiver stress reduction program in our community. I would love to utilize the power point also. -Monique , RN


  5. May 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Posted by Amber Pawlik

    Hello. I am very interested in the powerpoint presentation. I am trying to organize a caregiver stress group in my community. I am a nurse and Community Education Manager for an Intensive Outpatient Program for ages 50+. This would be VERY beneficial to my community and patients (which is the majority of our cases). Thank you in advance, Amber Pawlik, LVN CEM


    • May 17, 2013 at 11:40 am | Posted by Cat Koehler

      Hi Amber! I will send you an email to get you the information you need. Thank you for your interest. Cat Koehler Social media Advocate Home Instead Senior care


  6. October 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Posted by Judy Faust

    I am glad I found this site. I can use all the help and education about this I can find. Thanks!


  7. March 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Posted by Sylvia Koreen

    As an Occupational Therapist I work with caregivers (spouses, children, extended families) and I found this information to be invaluable for all siblings, including my own as we share the responsibility of caring for our mother. Thank You.


  8. February 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Posted by Nancy McRae, RN

    I enjoyed listening to the taped version. Is there some way to get the slides that were put up on the You tube site? I like to have them in my training file. Also, how do you get CE credit?


    • February 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Posted by Cat Koehler

      Hi Nancy! There are several 50/50 resources available here on You can get to it easily by going to You can get your CEU credit by going to Thanks for your interest, Cat Koehler Social Media Advocate Home Instead


      • November 26, 2012 at 9:08 am | Posted by Dr. Julie Giuliani

        Dear Cat, I am designing a caregiving educational program for Continuing Education at my college. I am very impressed with your research and resources. If possible, I'd like to talk with you about incorporating some of your resources into my curriculum. The focus of my curriculum is how technology can help to mitigate the caregiving family responsibilities. Also, our program is designed as highly interactive and will eventually be offered as an online program. I look forward to talking with you soon, Dr. Julie Giuliani


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