Talking With Your Family about Caregiving


The need for long-term services and supports can occur at any age, and you will have more options and choices if you start talking and planning now, rather than waiting for a crisis when you may not be able to make your own decisions.

Here are a few tips to get started:

  • Be clear about your own motives for raising the issue. What are your concerns, what do you want to have happen, and why?
  • Respect the fact that others may not be ready or able to face talking about changes in health and independence or the need for long term care.
  • Remember that listening is the part of communication we too often forget.
  • Look for natural opportunities to talk.

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Connect with your local MAP office.

Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

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