FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Experts say by the time an adult reaches 40 year of age and a loved one is 70 years old then its time to talk about issues the family wants to avoid.
More than 72 percent of the 75 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. have at least one parent living, according to Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead says that nearly one third of adults have communications break downs with their senior parents because they feel their parents still view them as a child.
The 40-70 Rule is the time when adult children talk with their aging parents about their well-being before an emergency or crisis occurs while living at home. This program helps adult children have a conversation without threatening their parents’ independence.
The organization has developed a campaign to help families with the conversations. For more information and tips, click here.