Home Instead Senior Care, Birmingham

The 50-50 Rule

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You may not have seen eye-to-eye with your brothers and sisters when you were growing up. Some things, it seems, have not changed. Now that you're caring for elderly parents, the issues of aging could put you at odds with your siblings.

That's why the Home Instead Senior Care® network developed the 50-50 RuleSM program.The 50-50 Rule refers to the average age (50) when siblings are caring for their parents as well as the need for brothers and sisters to share the care planning responsibility 50-50.

Research conducted for the organization reveals that an inability to work together often leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of caregiving in 43 percent of families. And that can result in the deterioration of relationships with brothers and sisters. If you're 50, have siblings and are assisting with the care of seniors, it's time to develop a plan.

The 50-50 Rule public education campaign can help. At the heart of the campaign is a 50-50 Rule guide of family situations that will provide practical advice from an expert to brothers and sisters struggling with any number of topics from trying to divide care and work better as a team to dealing with end-of-life issues.

This program can help you answer such questions as:
The guide and website, SolvingFamilyConflict.com, will offer a variety of additional tips and resources for siblings, all backed by original company research. We would be happy to share more information about how home care can provide a welcome respite for family caregivers and ease the strain on sibling relationships.
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