I keep saying that everyone needs to think about advanced directives: a power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and a Living Will. I am now intrigued by an idea I found via You and Yours Blog's Family Contracts to Make Siblings Get Along for the Care of Aging Parents in the Dallas Morning News Caring for pops: Put it in writing:
"To manage that familial strife, Mr. Hofheinz has come up with what he calls a 'memorandum of understanding' between siblings. The contract spells out each adult child's responsibilities and holds that person accountable for them."It is a good idea and one worth contemplating.