“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages that you have been.” ~ Unknown
Hundreds of adult children every year are faced with having to have “the talk” with their parents, about long term care planning and their needs. Unfortunately, this subject is often put off all too long, making it necessary for adult children of aging parents to get involved in the process.
According to Mike Campbell, a dedicated consumer advocate for families searching for long-term quality care options, besides dealing with this issue early on, there are four more ways to make having “the talk” about long term care easier.
- Be honest and direct.
- Be a good listener.
- Take advantage of ice breaking opportunities to broach the subject
- Never make promises, because you do not know what is ahead. Health and other conditions can change with time.
Having “the talk”, and many other issues that are relevant to eldercare are addressed in Mike Campbell’s new book “When Mom and Dad Need Help.” Mike has worked in the eldercare business for 18 years. Mike is a CPA with a Batchelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University with a major in accounting and pre-law. He has visited hundreds of senior housing and care communities across this country.
From his experience and background, Mike recognizes that each person’s set of financial, mental and health conditions are unique. This book helps adult children to work together with their parents to find the best senior housing and care option for their needs.
For more information about this very valuable resource on eldercare, please visit www.iffenwen.com.
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