ElderCareLink.com Addresses the Next Housing Crisis: Where Will Your Parents Live?

ElderCareLink.com has developed a Conversation Guide to encourage families to discuss living plans for elders before the need arises. Most families are not prepared to make decisions related to their elders’ living plans, because they are uncomfortable discussing the topic.

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It’s never easy to discuss aging with your loved one, but it's far better to know ahead of time how elders want to be treated when their living requirements change.

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010

In an effort to help family members begin the conversation on senior living arrangements with their loved ones, ElderCareLink.com, a leading authority on elder care, is providing families with a discussion guide entitled “Where Will Our Family Be in Five Years?

A recent AARP study found that two-thirds of adult children have never had a conversation about long-term care needs with their parents because they don’t know what information their parents need or where to find it. ElderCareLink.com provides the resources to help adult children approach this dialogue with their parents.

“With this guide, we address families who are reluctant to approach this sensitive topic, by providing a step-by-step resource for adult children and elders to discuss their needs and concerns,” says ElderCareLink.com’s Editor-in-Chief, Carol Bradley Bursack. “It’s never easy to discuss aging with your loved one, but it's far better to know ahead of time how elders want to be treated when their living requirements change.”

Bursack, a nationally recognized elder care expert, adds “families can use the guide to approach topics that they may not feel comfortable broaching themselves. As Americans come together for holiday gatherings, we hope many of them will use this opportunity to have an inclusive and caring conversation.”

The discussion guide is available as a downloadable PDF in a trifold and a one-sheet:

For more information about ElderCareLink.com’s Conversation Guide or to arrange an interview with Carol Bradley Bursack please contact:

Samantha Chun
Media Relations, ElderCareLink.com
Email: Samantha(at)ElderCareLink(dot)com
Phone: 650-578-7618

About ElderCareLink.com

ElderCareLink.com, a leading authority on elder care, has provided information and assistance to more than one million families nationwide with finding in-home care, assisted living, nursing homes, adult day care, private duty nursing, and care management services. More about finding eldercare assistance or joining our network of providers can be found at http://www.eldercarelink.com.

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