Parents and children will always recall the time when they had “the talk” about “the birds and the bees,” but it’s important to have the reverse “talk” as we get older.
Tim Prosch, author of The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life, joins FOX43 to share advice for caring for aging parents. He also shares solutions to overcoming communication barriers and straightforward advice on how to discuss issues including:
• Managing the finances and budgeting for unknown needs
• Planning for assisted living, if necessary
• Deciding what types of medical treatment the parent wants—and does not want—and who will advocate for his or her needs
He also talks about why it’s important to start making these decisions before a crisis happens and get the most out of the rest of your time together.