A parent’s declining health can either draw a family together or break it apart. Siblings may fail to take equal responsibility for caregiving and financial needs, often falling into the roles they held as children. Or it’s possible that your loved one might feel frightened and vulnerable, angry they need help, or guilty about the idea of becoming a burden to family and friends. Conflict and turmoil can be common when families need to work together to care for a loved one. Whether the disagreement stems from discussing who should manage a parent’s finances or deciding who and how care should be provided, one of the most common caregiving challenges stems from making decisions with and about aging parents. Here’s a look at...
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