Sibling relationships

As parents age, adult siblings often find themselves needing to work together in new ways: helping parents make decisions regarding their housing, health care, finances and end-of-life choices. This often happens after many years of not having much contact with each other except at holidays or on family vacations. Communication can be difficult, but siblings who work through the conflicts often find they have re-established important connections with family members that will help them through their own aging years.

See All in the Family at Beyond the News: Reinventing Aging, for an example of family caregiving in an Amish community, along with other articles and resources for working together to care for aging parents.

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