Emotional resources can link a circle of care for the direct family caregiver. These emotional supports could and should include adult siblings .Siblings are the longest and deepest relationship in any person’s life. Reconnecting midlife or aging brother’s and sisters, through the circle of care, is a critical GCM task but to achieve this, the care manager may have to depend his clinical skills in helping siblings with forgiveness or reconnecting siblings who live long distance.
Mrs. Handy finally got support from from her siblings, after the care manager, had a family meeting about the care of their Dad.
Midlife siblings have often spent the last 30 years tending to their own families .So the point of reconnection with middle aged brothers and sisters often happens when they are still working or retiring yet thrown into a crisis in parent care.
This is where the GCM either needs to have clinical skills to can help with healing this sibling reconnection ( like moderating a family meeting at the same time finding the resources for the family. If the family is dysfunctional, the resources might include a mediator who specializes in aging families or a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Aging (hard to find)