Stop Arguing With Siblings Over Elder-Care By Playing to “Styles”

It would be nice if everyone could get along…

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When a parent needs long-term care and siblings are involved, it’d be nice if everybody just got along, wouldn’t it? But so often, that’s not the case.

Caregiver expert Linda Rhodes writes about this from a financial perspective in a recent blog post at the website for Pennsylvania newspaper The Patriot-News. She answers a question about siblings not being able to agree on how much money to spend on their mother’s care.

Rhodes says there are four basic money styles: savers, spenders, avoiders and worriers. If, say, you’re a saver and your sister is a spender and your mom wants to move to assisted living:

Instead of arguing with your sister over “what’s best for Mom,” use your differing perspectives to cover all the bases in exploring her options. Your sister could take your mom to view different places and make a list of the pros and cons of…

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One Response to Stop Arguing With Siblings Over Elder-Care By Playing to “Styles”

  1. Pingback: Elder Care – What If You’re the Only Sibling Near By or Willing to Help?

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