Necessary Conversations: Between Families and Their Aging Parents
In this timely book, long-time family counselors, Gerald and Marlene Kaufman, urge aging people, their adult children, family members, and other caretakers to talk directly with each other about the decisions that lie ahead as they age. "Do it before a crisis hits," say the Kaufmans. "A good time to start is when the parents retire."
Necessary Conversations focuses on important topics such as:
- Medical care
- Living arrangements
- When to stop driving
- Memorial service preferences
This honest and resourceful guide for aging adults and their family members includes helpful suggestions for starting these conversations and overcoming confrontation. Also featured are real-life stories of how some families prepared for this time in their aging parents' and relatives' lives. With this guide, you'll be prepared for the next stage of life. Start planning today.
Includes questions for thinking and planning ahead, as well as appendices with helpful templates for planning.
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