Many older caregiving families are also blended families and have to learn how to get along. The AARP article Caregiving - With Your Mom's New Husband explores how adult children and their new stepparents can balance the responsibilities... and offers practical suggestions on how to try to ease some of the stress that caregivers experience within blended families.
Caregiving With Your Siblings helps you learn how to identify family dynamics that can impact caregiving, ways your siblings can help, how to increase your chances of getting help with caregiving, and how to deal with emotions that arise during caregiving.
As Americans live longer, many baby boomers find themselves providing financial and emotional support to aging parents. Siblings often have to discuss how to navigate this phase in their parents’ lives.
The program, “Caring for Mom & Dad,” aired on PBS Mother’s Day, May 2015, presenting stories that pulled on one’s heartstrings, as well as, acknowledged the difficult questions of costs, rights and medical capabilities of caregiving.