Having the Conversation

A guide to later-life care planning for family members

 Having the Conversation Guide - cover Having the Conversation: A guide to later-life care planning for family members is a new resource developed by the RIA. Details about the contents of the guide can be found below. To view the free electronic version of the Having the Conversation Resource Guide, click here.  Bulk printed copies are available in packages of 50 at a cost of $100 per pack, plus shipping. View the Order Form for more details.

Guide Information:

What is Later-Life Care Planning?

As people get older, they need to think about their health and the steps they need to take to maintain their independence. Later-Life Care Planning is the process of planning ahead for the later years in life when daily activities become more of a challenge.

For adult children of seniors, later-life care planning means finding out what their parents would prefer: Where and how they would like to live as they age.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is for adult children and close friends of seniors, and answers many questions that typically arise for seniors.

The information is based on in-depth research with seniors who live both independently and in retirement and long-term care homes. It is also based on research with adult children of seniors, and health care professionals and administrators who have had experience working with seniors.

Topics covered:

  • Why talk about later-life care?
  • When should families start talking about later-life care?
  • How can families start the conversation?
  • Who should bring it up?
  • What are the options for later-life care?
  • Where can families get the information they need?

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