Home Instead Senior Care Says it's Vital to Plan for End-of-Life Issues


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Adult children and their parents often face serious challenges in conversing together about important issues of aging and life.

Research by the Home Instead Senior Care® network confirms that 68 percent of families wait too long to begin discussing and planning for end-of-life issues, unnecessarily making them vulnerable to uncertainty, family fights, and even legal disputes.

The research further shows that while many of these families think they have had adequate and timely conversations about finances, living choices, and health, these families are generally being overly optimistic about the quality of their communications and their preparedness.

“One of the greatest issues we find when interviewing families for home care is navigating around the difference of opinions,” said Todd Barth, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Hillsboro. “Senior parents often want to age in place, adult children want their parents to be safe and want them to move into retirement communities thinking someone will be watching over their loved ones. This often causes great tension, and that is why home care is so amazing. It serves both the parent and the adult children’s desires for safety, peace of mind, and aging in place in the home of the parents’ choosing.”

To prompt families to start these conversations, Home Instead Senior Care will sponsor a March 3 workshop at 5:30 p.m. at 1400 N.E. 48th Street, Suite 107, in Hillsboro. Because seating is limited, please call 503-530-1527 for reservations.

Todd Barth

Home Instead Senior Care

1400 N.E. 48th Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124

503.902.9987


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