The 50-50 Rule Program helps solve family conflict

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    In Tuesday's THV Working for You segment, we're revealing information to help families tackle these tough situations.

    Dana Love with Home Instead Senior Care sits down with THV's Liz Massey to tell us about the 50-50 Rule Program.

    The "50-50 Rule" refers to the average age when siblings are caring for their parents (50) as well as the need for brothers and sisters to share in the plans for care (50/50).

    The guide features real-life family situations followed by ideas and resources to address those topics.

    According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network, sharing the care of elderly parents can be as much of an obstacle for adult siblings. Out of 700 U.S. families, 43% had one sibling with the responsibility for providing most or all of the care for mom or dad, according to a survey of family caregivers. In only 2% of families in the U.S. did the siblings split the caregiving responsibility equally.

    Press Release:

    It's not unusual for problems to arise between brothers and sisters caring for elderly parents, including disagreements about money issues, care options, how to divide the workload and end-of-life decisions.

    That's why a Little Rock area company has launched a first-of-its-kind program to help siblings work together better to provide the best care for their parents.

    It's called the 50-50 Rule program - which refers to the average age when siblings are caring for their parents and the need to share the workload.

    Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the 50-50 Rule program includes a free guide with expert advice to help families tackle tough situations.

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