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Long-term care ‘conversation’ can be hard to start
USA Today

Before her mother’s stroke, Brenda Greene says she did not need to talk to her about long-term health care because her mother was “a young 65.” So she put it off. Sound familiar? Many families avoid these important conversations because they are stressful and threaten the parent’s independence, says Sandy Markwood, chief executive officer of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Her advice: “Let them know they’re going to make the decisions and not you.”