Kathleen Vallée Stein is a baby boomer. And so are her siblings. If you were raised in the 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s, your father often had the final say about everything. And many ruled with an iron hand. When her Dad was facing end of life, it was difficult to reverse rolls. And her Mom was not in a position to take the lead. So what do you do? Kathleen’s experiences led her to write a beautiful book, Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why my Family Chose Hospice.
We talked about her experience as a family caregiver. Listen today as we discuss:
- How to start an end of life conversation with your parent when your parent “ruled the roost”
- Why you might need to start the conversation about hospice
- Divide and conquer (if you have siblings) is a great strategy
- Why it is so important to talk to your parents about finances
- Reasons to consider a hospice chaplain
- And why it is SO important to do these things before your parent is dying