A guide to conversation starters for families and their senior loved ones

Growing older forces change. Change that can impact our happiness, independence and aspects of daily living such as relationships, finances, health, safety, even where we live, what we do and how we do things. This guide is designed to help adult children and their ageing parents have critical conversations about their future.

If you’re 40, or your parents are 70, it’s time to start talking about what you want and the support you may need in the future. The 40-70 Rule is designed to help you start even the most difficult conversations with your ageing parents.

Home Instead Senior Care recommends that the earlier these conversations start the better. This free booklet shares conversation starters and considerations to help you and your loved ones have the necessary critical conversations regarding a variety of changes and choices we face with age.

Topics include:

  • Critical conversations
  • Why aren’t families talking?
  • Seven tips for 40-70 families
  • Conversation starters…for sensitive senior subjects

Sooner is better, ideally before a crisis occurs, but it’s never too late to start.