Aging_Caregiver13 million parents of boomers are being cared for by their adult children and about a quarter of those are in assisted-living facilities.

Are you properly prepared?

Carolyn A. Brent, award-winning author of the “Caregiver’s Companion, Caring for Your Love One Medically, Financially, and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself” says that knowing someone’s end-of-life wishes does not always protect an elderly parent or a loved one if other family members disagree with the arrangements that one family member has made.

Carolyn experienced this firsthand.  She was ousted overnight by her siblings, from being her father’s sole caregiver for over 10 years.  Based on their actions and a loophole in the law, Carolyn found out about her father’s passing days after his funeral.  She was devastated and made it her mission to change this loophole in the law and provide a road map to guide the family caregiver.

In this episode, Carolyn guides us in how to have the crucial conversations with our loved ones about their end-of-life wishes and how we can best prepare for end-of-life care.