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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

providing care.

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

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