Siblings often have trouble agreeing on anything, so why should it be any different when it comes to Mom and Dad’s elder care? Unfortunately, those of us in elder law see quite often how families have a very difficult time when it comes to determining what is best for aging parents.
In some cases, one sibling may be expected to take on an unreasonable portion of the elder care with other siblings not recognizing (or possibly not caring) that it is a hardship. Other times, siblings simply can’t agree on the best course of medical intervention or the choice of an assisted living facility.
A Bethesda and Upper Marlboro elder law attorney can actually help avoid or work through some of these issues.
The best approach is to start early. Most siblings can likely agree that having your parents make their wishes known in advance is a good thing. The attorney can help them draw up some very important documents before they are even needed.