When elderly parents begin to rely on support from their adult children, an interesting dynamic often occurs: Old rivalries, personality stereotypes, and long-held expectations between siblings have a tendency to emerge, causing tension or family conflicts. While caring for Mom as an only child is tough, caring for her with one or more adult siblings presents its own set of challenges. It’s important to work together as a team to make decisions about elder care and finances for your mother—but that may not come naturally.
Follow these tips for diffusing tension among adult siblings when it comes to making caregiving decisions for Mom.
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