A Proactive Approach to Caregiving: Guidance on Planning Ahead
Building NE49-5145 (5th Floor, T-Lab)
Presenter – Jody Gastfriend, LICSW; Vice President, Senior Care Services, Care.com
Mom or Dad may be healthy and independent now, so conversations about care requirements as they get older have been pushed to the back burner. But chances are you will find yourself in the role of caregiver at some point in the future. Planning ahead and communicating early and often with your parents can help you avoid pitfalls down the road. Learn about strategies for proactive planning, options for care, and the cost of long term care. Most importantly, learn how to broach the topic of care preferences with a parent or loved one to decrease resistance and enhance the likelihood of a positive outcome.