Caregiving with Siblings

AARP's Inside E Street: Sandwich Generation (Interview with FCA's Kathleen Kelly)

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2010 insideestreet.org

The Sandwich Generation is dealing with one of the most elaborate juggling acts—caring for an elderly parent, and parenting their own children while working a full time job.

 

El Cuidado de Sus Padres Junto con Sus Hermanos (Caregiving with Your Siblings)

Introducción

Cuidar a sus padres puede ser complicado, y si sus hermanos y hermanas también participan, el asunto se puede volver aún más complejo. Si bien sus hermanos pueden ser una ayuda enorme y su mejor apoyo, también pueden ser una fuente de estrés.

En esta ficha descriptiva aprenderá cómo identificar la dinámica familiar que puede afectar el cuidado de sus padres, las maneras en que sus hermanos pueden ayudar, cómo aumentar las posibilidades de obtener dicha ayuda y cómo controlar las emociones que surgen.

Caregiving With Your Siblings

Caregiving with Your Siblings

Introduction

Providing care for your parents can be complicated. When your brothers and sisters are also involved, caregiving can become even more complex. While your siblings can be enormously helpful and your best support, they can also be a source of stress.

In this Fact Sheet you will learn how to identify the family dynamics that can impact caregiving, ways your siblings can help, how to increase your chances of getting that help, and how to deal with emotions that arise.

 

Work With Your Siblings To Keep Your Life, Family, and Sanity Intact!

Downsizing a Home: A Checklist for Caregivers

Introduction

Moving is a high-stress life event, the experts tell us, and they're right. Whether it's cross-town or cross-country, whether to a small apartment or a large suburban home, tackling the organizing, packing, discarding, cleaning, paperwork and the myriad other tasks is a major challenge.

When you're older and moving from the family home to a new smaller residence, possibly in a new community or your adult child's home, sorting through decades of family history and possessions can feel overwhelming—even paralyzing.

Caregiving and the holidays: from stress to success!

For many caregivers the holiday season gives rise to stress, frustration and anger, instead of peace and good will.

Caregivers may feel resentful towards other family members who they feel have not offered enough assistance. Managing care for someone who has a cognitive impairment may leave caregivers feeling that they will not be able to participate as fully as they would like in family gatherings. Already feeling overwhelmed with caregiving tasks, stressed-out caregivers may view traditional holiday preparations as more of a drain of precious energy than a joy.

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

As you've watched your parents get older, perhaps you have struggled with situations such as these:

Caregiving FAQs

Have a question you would like to pose to our staff on care issues, use of community services, caregiver programs in your state or other caregiving issues? Just e-mail us at info@caregiver.org with your question and your location and our social workers and resource specialists will respond! You can also visit our Family Care Navigator, State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers, to find resources in your state.

 

El cuidar durante una crisis (Caregiving During a Crisis) - Spanish

Los periodos de crisis provocan reacciones emocionales y físicas en todo el mundo. Después de los eventos del 11 de septiembre muchos de nosotros nos encontrábamos distraídos, inseguros o con el sentimiento que habíamos perdido el control sobre la vida. Las emergencias, aún las que son menos catastróficas que los ataques de septiembre, producen emociones conflictivas y estrés. Los individuos con demencia también responden a las emergencias y sus reacciones pueden causar más estrés para la familia y la persona que proporciona el cuidado.

FAQ: "More Help"

Getting Sibling Help with Caregiving

Q: My siblings are of little help to me in taking care of our father, who has Alzheimer's. We all live in the same town. How can I get more help – even just moral support or an occasional visit – from them?

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