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This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To sign up for a workshop please contact our office. Note: Videos and manuals affiliated with this presentation are only available when attending the workshop.
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  1. 1. Sibling Relationships Struggle Siblings who don’t have much in common still share the care of mom and dad. Caregiver stress, life and death medical crises, financial issues and property disputes can lead to family strife.
  2. 2. Strategies for Siblings According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network, strategies for working together include:  Making Decisions  Dividing the Workload  Teamwork These skills are often difficult to acquire in a crisis.
  3. 3. The 50-50 RuleSMThe 50-50 Rule program provides strategies for overcoming sibling differences. 50-50 Rule refers to the average age (50) when siblings are caring for parents and the need for them to share in the care plans 50-50.
  4. 4. Backed by Research The Home Instead research also reveals that an inability to work together leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of caregiving in 43 percent of families.
  5. 5. Hot Button IssuesThese five events can make the life of caregiving siblings more difficult:  Illness  Money  Inheritance  Distance  Stress
  6. 6. A Valuable ResourceThe 50-50 RuleSM Guide is a valuableresource that can help brothers andsisters struggling with a variety oftopics. The guide presents real-lifefamily situations and advice from anexpert -- Dr. Ingrid Connidis of theUniversity of Western Ontario – onhow to handle those situations.
  7. 7. The Expert Practical tips: 1. Talk and listen. 2. Research options. 3. Plan ahead. 4. Be flexible. 5. Be honest.
  8. 8. A Wealth of ResourcesThe guide and additional resources can be found at: www.solvingfamilyconflict.com
  9. 9. ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – LOCAL OFFICE Personal Care Home Helper Services • Bathing & Toileting • Provide Alzheimer’s care • Dressing • Assist with laundry and ironing • Grooming • Take out garbage • Aid with morning and wake-up Companionship Services • Arrange appointments • Provide respite care • Aid with reading, walking • Monitor diet and eating • Write letters and correspondence • Check food expirations • Change linens • Assist with evening and tuck-in • And more… • Stimulate mental awareness • Assist with entertaining© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  10. 10. Thank You! For additional information about this presentation or Home Instead Senior Care of the North Olympic Peninsula please contact your local office. Port Ludlow – (360) 437-9884 Port Townsend – (360) 385-6357 Sequim – (360) 681-2511 www.homeinstead.com/650© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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