Talking to Aging Parents about their Future Care
Here are some resources to prepare aging parents or family members about their future care plan:
Talking with parents about their future
Talking with your parents about long-term care needs can be difficult. For some, even the idea of discussing the possible disability or dependence of their parent(s) is overwhelming.
The following are some articles that can help.
- AARP offers a free on-line seminar Planning for the Care of Aging Parents. One of the topics includes talking with your parents about long term care and preparing for change. You can also read AARP’s booklet Prepare to Care – A Planning Guide for Families. The guide is designed to help you and other family members discuss and create a caregiving plan for an aging parent, other relative, close friend, or neighbor.
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating With Aging Parents
- Holding a Family Meeting
(Reprinted from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services website).