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How can you talk with your children or grandchildren about taking an active role in caregiving?

What are ways to help younger family members go from being observers to active caregiving participants? What do you say to them? What is your approach?

  1. I appreciate this question because everyone can give. Assuming that the children are aware of their family members/loved ones' condition, and depending on the children's age, I would check in on their understanding of the disease, their comfort level, and how they see themselves being of service. Understanding their comfort level is important because sometimes they may need assistance navigating something difficult or unexpected. By talking about what this could look and be like, generating a list of ways they can contribute would be helpful to start, along with when and how much time they have available to support the primary caregivers. Nancy Team member

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