By Stephanie Sanderoff, Sunrise Senior Resource Counselor |
January 16, 2015
Without a doubt one of the hardest parts of finding the perfect senior living fit for a parent is ensuring everyone in the family agrees that it is the best choice for mom or dad. As a senior resource counselor for Sunrise Senior Living, I help adult children navigate their way through the world of independent and assisted living and unfortunately one of the many road blocks is when siblings disagree. There are a number of reasons why this might happen: denial about care needs, guilt about mom or dad having to leave their home and, unfortunately, the concerns around depleting of “their” inheritance. While we certainly can’t magically solve all disagreements between siblings, here are a few tips to try if you have a family member that is resisting mom or dad’s big move:
By Tim Watt |
December 24, 2014
The holiday season is already typically a maelstrom of family visits, last-minute shopping trips and other unforeseen seasonal occurrences. For those with senior relatives living with them at home, the added buzz can push the chaos to critical mass. Rising stress levels can have a negative impact on you, your family and your senior loved one, so finding a way to manage or mitigate anxiety is crucial. One solution is to explore respite care for the senior in your life over the holiday. Such an option can provide important benefits for both of you.