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Long term care for aging parents: Talk now

Long term care for aging parents: Talk now

If you're considering long term care options for an aging parent or other loved one, start the discussions early. If you wait too long, an illness or injury may force a hasty decision that everyone may later regret. Start by helping your loved one compare various facilities, including services, prices and payment options. Listen to your loved one's preferences and concerns. If your loved one doesn't respond well to your efforts to talk about long term care, don't give up. Consider involving a trusted clergy member, doctor or attorney.


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