Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap
By Brian Herd
Big Sky Publishing, $29.99
Informative and insightful, this is the essential family guide to preparing for ageing parents. This is a book that forces us to confront what most of us avoid - planning for our ageing parents. Our natural inclination is to wait and see what might happen.
But when it does happen, or starts to unfold, we, and our siblings, are totally unprepared. Poor decisions, disputes with siblings and partners and the destruction of relationships can be the aftermath.
Author Brian Herd should know, as a lawyer working in this area for over 20 years, he has dealt with the fallout from these failures in families.
Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap is packed full of practical strategies for dealing with family dynamics and managing financial and legal affairs.
Including information and practical case studies to support families in their legal, financial and healthcare decision-making, this is an easy to read and common sense guide from a leading elder care lawyer.
His uses his hands-on experience and examples to demonstrate what to expect, and even better how to plan and prepare. A book that will help keep families together and achieve the best outcomes for parents.