Family Caregiving: Work With Your Siblings To Keep Your Life, Family, and Sanity Intact! (with Francine Russo)
Francine Russo is the author of They're Your
Parents, Too! How Siblings Can Survive Their
Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other
Crazy.She is a widely recognized journalist
who covered the boomer beat for
Time magazine for nearly a decade and
authored the "Ask Francine" column.
The types of family caregiving we're seeing today are new in our time due in great part to advances in medical care that lead to people living longer lives. This means that many of today's adult siblings have no model or script for how to manage caregiving of aging parents. Francine Russo covers the following topics with experience:
Managing family dynamics affected by caregiving challenges
Navigating conflict, guilt and angst
Utilizing tools and strategies that will help your family
. . . as well as detailing some 'Traps for Caregivers' and how to avoid them, and the need for mutual compassion to help families work together even when they disagree.
Caregiving Fact: A full two-thirds of working caregivers providing assistance to a family member or friend aged 65+ decreased their work hours or took unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving duties. See FCA's Policy Brief, Caregiving and Retirement Planning, for more information.