Get Families Talking: Resources to Help Seniors Create an Action Plan for Aging 

Updated on September 2, 2014

As a senior care professional you’ve likely seen firsthand the frustration that can arise when a family lacks clear communication surrounding a loved one’s choices as they age. A new program called the 40-70 Rule® : An Action Plan for Successful AgingSM offers free tips, conversation starters, and other resources that can help seniors discuss difficult aging topics with their families.  

One of the best ways to make sure everyone is on the same page is for seniors and their families to have essential conversations surrounding aging issues such as driving, dating, finances, lifestyle and end of life care wishes. You are in a unique position to encourage your patients and their loved ones to discuss these important topics.

Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network, has developed a public education program called the 40-70 Rule®: An Action Plan for Successful AgingSM, to encourage families to intentionally discuss aging-related issues when the children are approaching age 40 and the parents are approaching age 70. At the heart of this program is the Action Plan for Successful Aging. This is a free tool you can download and provide to your patients and their families to help guide their conversations and planning.

For more information for professionals, click this link.  

CAREGivers from Home Instead Senior Care can make a difference in the lives of older adults and their families by providing support with companionship, meal planning and preparation, transportation and outings, and activities of daily living to help keep them independent for as long as possible.  For more information about Home Instead Senior Care visit or call 1-866-996-1087

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