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How do I talk to mom about getting a little extra help? A power point presentation on our 40/70 program which has conversation starters for sensitive subjets with you\'re parents. If you\'re 40 and their 70, it\'s time to talk.

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40 70 Powerpoint(3)

  1. 1. “ THE 40-70 RULE”: Bridging the Communication Gap Between Seniors and Their Families
  2. 2. <ul><li>Conducted in the U.S. and Canada by Home Instead Senior Care, this study revealed that nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. have a major communication obstacle with their parents that stems from continuation of the “parent-child role.” </li></ul>Original Research
  3. 3. <ul><li>Baby Boomers have the most difficulty talking with their parents about independence-related issues, such as continuing to live in their own homes. These seniors’ desire to remain independent also makes it challenging to address with them such sensitive issues as health and finances. </li></ul>Conversational Obstacles
  4. 4. Start Talking Now <ul><li>Unfortunately, a lack of family communication can lead to problems for seniors such as misuse of medications, self-neglect—even accidents. So, the goal of the 40-70 campaign is to provide practical ways for adult children to start talking with their parents now . </li></ul>
  5. 5. The 40-70 Guide <ul><li>At the center of the 40-70 campaign is a guide of conversation starters for sensitive senior-care subjects. Here’s an example: </li></ul><ul><li>Your 70-year-old widowed mother has just been diagnosed with macular degeneration, a disease that causes deterioration of eyesight.  How do you begin a conversation with her about the possible ramifications of this disease? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The 40-70 Guide
  7. 7. Conversation Tips <ul><li>Make sure to broach these conversations with care. And it’s crucial to begin such discussions assuming “if” rather than “when.” </li></ul><ul><li>Do keep talking, though, because the parent-child conversation can be so important in helping seniors adapt to changing life circumstances. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Good communication also is vital to helping families know when it’s time to seek additional resources. Often, both adult children and their loved ones can benefit from outside help, such as that provided by professionals like our Home Instead CAREGivers SM . But the only way that will happen is if these families can talk about it. </li></ul>Talk About Getting Help
  9. 9. <ul><li>If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver, please contact my office—a local, independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care ® franchise. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions & Answers

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