When we are young, our parents take care of us. As our parents age, they may need us to take care of them. It may be very difficult for our parents to have that discussion with us. They don’t want to impose. They are not accustomed to discussing their financial situation with us, their children. No one in the family may be comfortable raising the issue of long term care and end of life decisions.
“What is most difficult, I think, are the situations in which family members cannot agree with one another and they argue about everything from course of treatment to choices that may impact their loved one’s comfort. It happens more often than you would think and, perhaps, more often than it should.” http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/family-times/ Family Times, by Carol Silver Elliott, President and CEO of The Jewish Home Family.
As a mediator I bring family members together in a safe and confidential environment to facilitate the discussion of these issues. Please contact me if you need help.