April 12, 2019    The Arbors

8 Strategies for Building Consensus Among Siblings

Families with several involved siblings often have problems with disagreements and power struggles. Getting brothers and sisters all on the same page can take patience, coordination, and several....

Topics: Future Planning, Caregiving, Family Matters

April 5, 2019    The Arbors

The Gender Gap: Women Predominate Among Caregivers of the Elderly

Most seniors with long-term care needs rely on their family and friends to provide assistance, and a great majority of them rely on women, usually their adult daughters. Although the proportion of....

Topics: Future Planning

March 29, 2019    The Arbors

Forget "The Talk": Having Conversations About What Matters

Talking to your aging parent about moving to an assisted living community isn’t easy and Bob McDonald and his three older sisters had “The Talk” with their mom — twice.

Topics: Future Planning

March 15, 2019    The Arbors

Oh, the Places You Can Go - for Professional Caregiving Help

Old habits die hard — and so do sibling dynamics. If you can’t get through the sibling meeting without you or your siblings criticizing the way you think another person is being - selfish, bossy,....

Topics: Future Planning