I taped my weekly show, We Need To Talk on Rogers TV Durham last week about Senior Care. Now I’ve been in the position to care for both my children and my parents at the same time – it’s tough. I have been stuck in the middle and felt totally alone.
As I continue my training on Mediation with Age Related issues and build out that side of my practice I encounter more and more people like myself. Caregivers that just need someone to help them rally the family around decision making.
It’s difficult to know just what to do and say.
How do you find the right support for your aging parent?
How do you start the conversation with your family?
How do you manage responsibilities and finances?
Honestly, I can’t tell you just how positive the role of a Family Mediator can be in these situations. Having someone from the outside to help facilitate discussions and make sure everyone in the family has a voice can go a long way to helping you feel less alone and get the support that is needed for your loved one.
Here is the blog post with information about the show We Need To Talk About…Senior Care.
Owner & Principal Mediator
Families First Mediation