Solving Communication Issues within Families

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Sibling relationships and the quality of an older adult’s care can be at risk due to unresolved family conflicts, but with the approaches outlined in this webinar, caregiving can make families stronger. This webinar will outline the 50/50 Rule, a new program designed to help adult siblings improve communication skills and better care for aging parents. Learn practical tips to open discussions between adult siblings to help them improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload involved in caring for aging parents.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand the 50/50 Rule;
  • Identify common hot-button topics that often cause highly emotional discussions;
  • Describe ways to help siblings cope with the demands of family caregiving; and,
  • Understand ways to avoid or overcome sibling conflicts.

Presenter:

Molly Carpenter is an author, speaker, trainer and family caregiver, and brings years of personal and professional elder care experience and training to families dealing with dementia. Carpenter works with a team responsible for ensuring that the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s 60,000 caregivers worldwide have the resources necessary to effectively provide quality care in the home and understand the importance of their work enhancing the lives of those they serve. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in family science with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master’s degree in education with a gerontology specialization from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.