Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for Elderly Parents - Siblings Struggle with Senior Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Siblings Struggle with Senior Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Sibling Hot-Button Issues

Caring for Elderly Parents - Sibling Hot-Button Issues

Caring for Elderly Parents - Checklist for Sibling Caregivers

Caring for Elderly Parents - Checklist for Sibling Caregivers

Caring for Elderly Parents - Recommendations and Resources for Sharing Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Recommendations and Resources for Sharing Care

How Caregivers Can Handle Holiday Stress

How Caregivers Can Handle Holiday Stress

Holiday Ideas For Seniors With Diminished Senses

Holiday Ideas For Seniors With Diminished Senses

Make The Holidays Merry For Seniors

Make The Holidays Merry For Seniors

Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors

Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors

What Seniors Need During The Holidays

What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Concerns

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Concerns

Managing Alzheimer's Delusions And Wandering

Managing Alzheimer's Delusions And Wandering

How To Manage Frustrating Alzheimer's Symptoms

How To Manage Frustrating Alzheimer's Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Concerns

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Concerns

Alzheimer’s And Dementia Basics

Alzheimer’s And Dementia Basics

Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Find Senior Resource Centers In Your Community

Find Senior Resource Centers In Your Community

Senior Financial & Legal Resources

Senior Financial & Legal Resources

Senior Living Resources

Senior Living Resources

Senior Health Resources

Senior Health Resources

How To Find Senior Care Resources

How To Find Senior Care Resources

How To Find Canadian Medicare Information

How To Find Canadian Medicare Information

Provincial And Territorial Medicare In Canada

Provincial And Territorial Medicare In Canada

5 Facts About The Canada Health Act

5 Facts About The Canada Health Act

Basic Canadian Medicare Coverage

Basic Canadian Medicare Coverage

How To Find Medicare Information

How To Find Medicare Information

Supplemental Insurance Covers What Medicare Doesn't

Supplemental Insurance Covers What Medicare Doesn't

Types Of Medicare Coverage

Types Of Medicare Coverage

Medicare Eligibility And Enrollment

Medicare Eligibility And Enrollment

Introduction To Medicare Coverage

Introduction To Medicare Coverage

Coping With The Emotions Of Caregiving

Coping With The Emotions Of Caregiving

The Damage Buried Emotions Have On Caregivers

The Damage Buried Emotions Have On Caregivers

Emotional Ups And Downs Of Caregiving

Emotional Ups And Downs Of Caregiving

Understanding The Emotional Aspects of Caregiving

Understanding The Emotional Aspects of Caregiving

Preventing & Reporting Senior Scams

Preventing & Reporting Senior Scams

The Top Scams Against Seniors

The Top Scams Against Seniors

How To Identify & Prevent  Senior Fraud

How To Identify & Prevent Senior Fraud

The Impact Fraud Can Have On Seniors

The Impact Fraud Can Have On Seniors

Understanding The Scams Seniors Face

Understanding The Scams Seniors Face

Managing Long-Term Health Concerns

Managing Long-Term Health Concerns

Senior Care For The First 30 Days Home

Senior Care For The First 30 Days Home

Senior Care For The First Days Home

Senior Care For The First Days Home

Prepare For The Return Home

Prepare For The Return Home

Hospital To Home Preparation For Seniors

Hospital To Home Preparation For Seniors

Staying Healthy As An Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Staying Healthy As An Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Safe

Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Safe

Managing Alzheimer’s Patient Behavior

Managing Alzheimer’s Patient Behavior

Engaging An Alzheimer’s Patient

Engaging An Alzheimer’s Patient

Using Past Memories To Comfort Alzheimer’s Patient

Using Past Memories To Comfort Alzheimer’s Patient

Managing Family Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Managing Family Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Latest Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Treatments

Latest Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Treatments

Preventing Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia's

Preventing Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia's

Lifestyle Changes For Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia's

Lifestyle Changes For Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia's

Medical Treatments For Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Medical Treatments For Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Types Of Dementia

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Types Of Dementia

Encouraging Service in Younger Generations

Encouraging Service in Younger Generations

Health Benefits of Senior Service

Health Benefits of Senior Service

The Importance of Senior Service

The Importance of Senior Service

Volunteerism: A Salute to Senior Service

Volunteerism: A Salute to Senior Service

Diabetes Management For Older Adults

Diabetes Management For Older Adults

Complications of Diabetes For Older Adults

Complications of Diabetes For Older Adults

Diagnosing Diabetes in Older Adults

Diagnosing Diabetes in Older Adults

Diabetes Symptoms and Warning Signs For Older Adults

Diabetes Symptoms and Warning Signs For Older Adults

Preventing Diabetes in Older Adults

Preventing Diabetes in Older Adults

Understanding Diabetes in Older Adults

Understanding Diabetes in Older Adults

Recession Proof Living For Seniors

Recession Proof Living For Seniors

Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

Balance Work and In-Home Care

Balance Work and In-Home Care

Senior Nutrition - Important Considerations for Seniors

Senior Nutrition - Important Considerations for Seniors

Senior Nutrition - How to Make Mealtime Enjoyable

Senior Nutrition - How to Make Mealtime Enjoyable

Senior Nutrition - What Prevents a Senior from Good Nutrition

Senior Nutrition - What Prevents a Senior from Good Nutrition

Senior Nutrition - What Seniors Say About Meals and Eating

Senior Nutrition - What Seniors Say About Meals and Eating

Senior Nutrition and Mealtime

Senior Nutrition and Mealtime

Arthritis Help and Research

Arthritis Help and Research

Arthritis Coping and Support

Arthritis Coping and Support

Tips for Living with Arthritis

Tips for Living with Arthritis

Arthritis Medical Treatments

Arthritis Medical Treatments

Arthritis Diagnosis

Arthritis Diagnosis

Arthritis Symptoms and Warning Signs

Arthritis Symptoms and Warning Signs

What is Arthritis?

What is Arthritis?

Caregiver Information Management –  Tools and Resources

Caregiver Information Management – Tools and Resources

Doctor and Medication Management

Doctor and Medication Management

Caregiver Research Findings

Caregiver Research Findings

Senior Information Management

Senior Information Management

Holiday Senior Care - Beat the Blues

Holiday Senior Care - Beat the Blues

Holiday Senior Care - Helpful Tips for Families and Friends

Holiday Senior Care - Helpful Tips for Families and Friends

Holiday Senior Care - Preparing for the Holidays

Holiday Senior Care - Preparing for the Holidays

Holiday Senior Care

Holiday Senior Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Recommendations and Resources for Sharing Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Recommendations and Resources for Sharing Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Checklist for Sibling Caregivers

Caring for Elderly Parents - Checklist for Sibling Caregivers

Caring for Elderly Parents - Sibling Hot-Button Issues

Caring for Elderly Parents - Sibling Hot-Button Issues

Caring for Elderly Parents - Siblings Struggle with Senior Care

Caring for Elderly Parents - Siblings Struggle with Senior Care

Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for Elderly Parents

Barriers with Aging Parents and How to Overcome Them

Barriers with Aging Parents and How to Overcome Them

Methods of Approach with Aging Parents

Methods of Approach with Aging Parents

Difficult Topics with Aging Parents

Difficult Topics with Aging Parents

Opening Lines of Communication with Aging Parents

Opening Lines of Communication with Aging Parents

Improving Communication with Aging Parents

Improving Communication with Aging Parents

Home Care - Patient Safety, Rights and Protections

Home Care - Patient Safety, Rights and Protections

Home Care Provider Credentials/Questions to Ask

Home Care Provider Credentials/Questions to Ask

Home Care Agency Credentials/Questions to Ask

Home Care Agency Credentials/Questions to Ask

How to Know if You Need A Home Care Provider

How to Know if You Need A Home Care Provider

How to Choose A Home Care Provider

How to Choose A Home Care Provider

Useful Tips for Managing Senior Medications

Useful Tips for Managing Senior Medications

Senior Medication Challenges

Senior Medication Challenges

How to Help Your Senior Manage Their Medications

How to Help Your Senior Manage Their Medications

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Getting Paid for Your Caregiving Services

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Getting Paid for Your Caregiving Services

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Creating A Team Approach

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Creating A Team Approach

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Care Beyond Insurance

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Care Beyond Insurance

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Senior Centers and Day Adult Care Centers

Saving Money On In-Home Care - Senior Centers and Day Adult Care Centers

Housing Options: Saving Money On In-Home Care - Affordable Housing

Housing Options: Saving Money On In-Home Care - Affordable Housing

Housing Options: Saving Money On In-Home Care - Living with Family

Housing Options: Saving Money On In-Home Care - Living with Family

Saving Money On In-Home Care

Saving Money On In-Home Care

Elderly Nutrition - Special Considerations

Elderly Nutrition - Special Considerations

Elderly Nutrition - Helping Your Senior Eat Right: Additional Thoughts

Elderly Nutrition - Helping Your Senior Eat Right: Additional Thoughts

Elderly Nutrition - Helping Your Senior Eat Right

Elderly Nutrition - Helping Your Senior Eat Right

Elderly Nutrition - Lack of Proper Nutrition and Hydration

Elderly Nutrition - Lack of Proper Nutrition and Hydration

Elderly Nutrition - Why Proper Nutrition is Important for Seniors

Elderly Nutrition - Why Proper Nutrition is Important for Seniors

Elderly Nutrition

Elderly Nutrition

Multigenerational Living - How to Prepare Your Home

Multigenerational Living - How to Prepare Your Home

Multigenerational Living - Enlisting Support

Multigenerational Living - Enlisting Support

Multigenerational Living - Emotional Issues to Address

Multigenerational Living - Emotional Issues to Address

Multigenerational Living - Determining if This is the Best Option

Multigenerational Living - Determining if This is the Best Option

Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational Living

Elderly Housing - Skilled Nursing Homes

Elderly Housing - Skilled Nursing Homes

Elderly Housing - Assisted Living

Elderly Housing - Assisted Living

Elderly Housing - Retirement and Independent Living Communities

Elderly Housing - Retirement and Independent Living Communities

Elderly Housing - Living with Family (Family Care)

Elderly Housing - Living with Family (Family Care)

Elderly Housing - Aging in Place

Elderly Housing - Aging in Place

How to Select Housing Options for Your Parents

How to Select Housing Options for Your Parents

Senior Care - Helping Seniors Stay Strong

Senior Care - Helping Seniors Stay Strong

Senior Care - Fears of Aging & Frailty

Senior Care - Fears of Aging & Frailty

Senior Care - Loss of Attention Signals and Environmental Clues

Senior Care - Loss of Attention Signals and Environmental Clues

Senior Care - Physical Symptoms and Emotional/Mental Changes to Look For

Senior Care - Physical Symptoms and Emotional/Mental Changes to Look For

Caring for the Entire Senior - Mind, Body, and Soul

Caring for the Entire Senior - Mind, Body, and Soul

Solutions for Long-Distance Caregiving

Solutions for Long-Distance Caregiving

Long Distance Caregiving - Team Approach and Caring for Yourself

Long Distance Caregiving - Team Approach and Caring for Yourself

Long Distance Caregiving - What Can Be Done From Far Away?

Long Distance Caregiving - What Can Be Done From Far Away?

Long Distance Caregiving - Determining if Help is Needed

Long Distance Caregiving - Determining if Help is Needed

Long Distance Caregiving

Long Distance Caregiving

Elderly Home Safety - Special Needs & Accidents

Elderly Home Safety - Special Needs & Accidents

Elderly Home safety - Simplify and Organize Your Senior's Life

Elderly Home safety - Simplify and Organize Your Senior's Life

Elderly Home Safety - Lighting and Security Measures to Make Life Easier for your Senior

Elderly Home Safety - Lighting and Security Measures to Make Life Easier for your Senior

Elderly Home Safety - Warning Signs that a Senior is Struggling

Elderly Home Safety - Warning Signs that a Senior is Struggling

Elderly Home Safety

Elderly Home Safety

Helping Seniors with Finances - How to Prevent Fraud

Helping Seniors with Finances - How to Prevent Fraud

Helping Seniors with Finances - Warning Signs of Fraud

Helping Seniors with Finances - Warning Signs of Fraud

Helping Seniors with Finances - Day to Day Ways to Help Seniors Manage their Money & Special Situations

Helping Seniors with Finances - Day to Day Ways to Help Seniors Manage their Money & Special Situations

Helping Seniors with Finances - Financing Options for Care

Helping Seniors with Finances - Financing Options for Care

Helping Seniors with Finances - Pulling Together a Financial and Estate Management Team

Helping Seniors with Finances - Pulling Together a Financial and Estate Management Team

Helping Seniors with Finances

Helping Seniors with Finances

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Coping with Cognitive Problems

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Coping with Cognitive Problems

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Problems/Causes

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Problems/Causes

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Definition and Symptoms

Elderly Cognitive Issues - Definition and Symptoms

Dealing with Elderly Cognitive Issues

Dealing with Elderly Cognitive Issues

Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Funding Options

Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Funding Options

Seven Things to Keep in Mind with a Certified Aging In Place Specialist

Seven Things to Keep in Mind with a Certified Aging In Place Specialist

What is an Aging In Place Specialist and How Can They Help

What is an Aging In Place Specialist and How Can They Help

How to Choose a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

How to Choose a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

In-Home Care - Taking Care of Yourself

In-Home Care - Taking Care of Yourself

In-Home Care - Employer Programs

In-Home Care - Employer Programs

In-Home Care - Creating A "Care Team"

In-Home Care - Creating A "Care Team"

In-Home Care- Work Life Balance

In-Home Care- Work Life Balance

How to Balance Work and In-Home Care

How to Balance Work and In-Home Care

Patient Doctor Communication- Tips for You and the Healthcare Provider to Follow

Patient Doctor Communication- Tips for You and the Healthcare Provider to Follow

Patient Doctor Communication- Legal Documentation and Medical History

Patient Doctor Communication- Legal Documentation and Medical History

Patient Doctor Communication- Why it's Important to Have Good Communication

Patient Doctor Communication- Why it's Important to Have Good Communication

How to Aid Doctor Patient Communication with Parents

How to Aid Doctor Patient Communication with Parents

Aging Parent Care-Taking Action and Where to Seek Help

Aging Parent Care-Taking Action and Where to Seek Help

Aging Parent Care-Loss of Attention Signals

Aging Parent Care-Loss of Attention Signals

Aging Parent Care-Physical Symptoms and Emotional/Mental Changes to Look for

Aging Parent Care-Physical Symptoms and Emotional/Mental Changes to Look for

How to Care for Aging Parents

How to Care for Aging Parents

How to De-Stress from Giving Care

How to De-Stress from Giving Care

Dealing with Alzheimer's Patients

Dealing with Alzheimer's Patients

Caregiver Depression

Caregiver Depression

Signs of Caregiver Stress

Signs of Caregiver Stress

The Caregiver Stress Problem

The Caregiver Stress Problem

Caregiver Stress and Ways to Avoid Burnout

Caregiver Stress and Ways to Avoid Burnout

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Glaucoma

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Glaucoma

Top 5 Questions About Macular Degeneration

Top 5 Questions About Macular Degeneration

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Alzheimer's

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Alzheimer's

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Fitness Tips For 50+

Hair Care Tips For Aging and Thinning Hair

Hair Care Tips For Aging and Thinning Hair

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Caring for Elderly Parents - Checklist for Sibling Caregivers

Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care breaks down how to make a checklist for sibling caregivers.

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Mary Alexandria: Hi! I am Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care. Today, I am discussing how to develop a checklist that can help siblings better manage the care of their senior loved ones.

Step one, identify and list senior needs including what your aging parent has and will need to enable him or her to remain independent. Key needs include medical issues, housing, activities of daily living and end of life decisions including wills, advanced directives and long term care. Task to consider include meals, housekeeping, scheduling doctor appointments, transportation to doctor appointments and other activities, bill paying, grocery shopping and companionship. Step two, research your options to learn what is available to help you meet your senior's needs. There are many resources available such as caring.

com, eldercare.

gov and stagesofseniorcare.

com. Reach out to your network of family, friends and church or civic groups. Find out what resources they have used and outside services they would recommend. What has helped them in caring for their aging parents?

Step three; divide the care giving workload into tasks that will be met by family members and those that will be contracted out. When doing so, make sure each sibling has input in the process. Also make sure the tasks fit the needs, and abilities of your siblings as well as your senior loved one. List the tasks that those in your family will be responsible for it. Remember to keep the list flexible to meet the changing needs of your senior as well as the demands on your siblings. And designate someone to serve as the supervisor to manage, contracting outside services. Step four; promote sibling teamwork and decision making by setting up regular times to stay in touch. Options include family meetings, phone or email updates. Include these regular times in your care giving plan and they will go a long way in helping to avoid miscommunication and misunderstanding. But again, remember to be flexible to accommodate changing schedules. Make sure no one sibling is doing too much. If you are the primary caregiver, ask for help if you need it, if you are the long distance care giver, check in often and ask for ways to help the primary caregiver.

Remember, that long distance caregivers can also help by placing online orders, bill paying, record keeping and appointment scheduling. And of course, they can assist with companionship for their parents via regular telephone calls, letters, emails and for some seniors, through Facebook and other social networking sites. So that's how to develop a checklist that can help you and your siblings better manage the care of your senior loved ones.