Are Your Siblings More Interested In Getting An Inheritance Than Parents’ Quality of Care?
Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm
“We don’t want strangers taking care of Mom!”
“We promised Mom she would never go to a nursing home!”
“If you really love Mom, you should be able to keep it up for awhile longer, anyway.”
Ah, siblings. Some are a joy. Some are helping you, the primary caregiver, as you struggle to find the right balance of care for your aging parents. But some, maybe more than we’d like to admit, have a less than admirable motive for their comments. Some don’t want Mom to have outside care, because outside care is expensive. And outside care will quickly eat up their parents’ hard-earned money – the money the family was to inherit.