Resolving Family Conflict Over Elderly Care
Updated: Jul 21, 2022
It’s common for tensions to form within families over caring for an elderly parent or
relative, especially when it comes to decision-making, finances, and distribution of labor.
Well-meaning family members can find themselves in conflict with each other, especially if
they feel the burden of care is split unevenly, disagree over key decisions regarding medical
care, spending, and living arrangements, or become burnt out without a proper support
In such cases, the best course of action is to consult with professionals; however, between
different medical specialists, insurance specialists, financial advisors, etc., most people can
feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to start. For this very reason, geriatric care
management companies came to be. While many assume they cannot afford to bring in a
geriatric care management team, they find that its costs are very manageable and prove to
be an excellent investment overtime. Such teams are trained in finding common ground
and resolving conflict while putting your elderly parent or loved one’s well-being first. With
this kind of help, you can rest assured that you are benefitting from all available
government and community resources, using trustworthy service providers, and covering
all bases so you can take some of the strain off your relationship with your siblings or
relatives and make more time to enjoy your elderly loved one’s company outside of
So, how does it work?
In short, a geriatric care management company is comprised of knowledgeable
professionals, including social and medical workers, who can assess your situation, provide
a workable plan of action, point you and your family, or loved ones, to the right available
resources, and advocate for the elderly client. A quality geriatric care management team
will offer an initial consultation, free of charge, and can be hired for a one-time assessment
or retained longer-term.
Members of the geriatric care management team are expertly trained to assess an elderly
client’s situation, their abilities, their needs, their wishes, and their available resources, and
provide a practical and realistic plan accordingly. Having the experts in your corner
significantly lightens the burden of decision-making and streamlines care in concrete,
hands-on ways, including automating finances and medical care, setting up systems for
daily activities, helping with home management and nutrition, and more.
If you are interested in speaking to one of the experts at Senior Steps, inc. about how we
can help you, please call us today for a free consultation!
Written by Layla Adawieh