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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to convince your elderly parents they need care

The title of this post shouldn't surprise anyone. It isn't news that many seniors refuse all offers of care, whether the offer is to live with one of the kids, to move into long-term care or to find in-home caregivers. The reason for the refusal is that we're all human - some seniors don't want to admit their growing frailties; others think that accepting care is the start of the slippery slope to the grave. Some are worried about the cost, and there are still many who are terrified that they will be "warehoused", abused or forgotten.

So if your aging parent needs care and won't accept it, how do you persuade them to at least consider it? The attached article from has some tips. Click here to read the article.

I spent quite a bit of time on this topic in my book called "Estate Planning Through Family Meetings (Without Breaking up the Family)". You might find that helpful as well. Click here to order a copy.

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