Caring for Aging Parents
Insights from Saling Simms Associates' Jim Saling
Thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in modern medicine, the worldwide population over age 65 is growing. In the past decade, the population of Americans aged 65 and older has grown 36 percent and is expected to reach 94.7 million in 2060. As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
For many people, one of the most difficult conversations to have involves talking with an aging parent about extended medical care. The shifting of roles can be challenging, and emotions often prevent important information from being exchanged and critical decisions from being made.
When talking to a parent about future care, it's best to have a strategy for structuring the conversation. Here are some key concepts to consider.
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