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How to Care for Aging Parents

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Publisher Comments:

"The bible of eldercare"--ABC World News. "An indispensable book"--AARP. "A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion"--The Washington Post. And, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. How to Care for Aging Parents is the best and bestselling book of its kind, and its author, Virginia Morris, is the go-to person on eldercare for the media, appearing on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, among many other outlets.

How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans--now 42 million--who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest "aging in place" technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers' names, schedules, and contact info; doctors' phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book.


From having that first difficult conversation to arranging a funeral and dealing with grief--and all of the other important issues in between--How to Care for Aging Parents is the essential guide.

Synopsis:

Focusing on emotional, medical, financial, and legal issues, a health-care journalist who cared for her own father through a terminal illness turns a tough subject into a smart, compassionate, timely book for every person with aging parents.

Synopsis:

Featured on Oprah and Good Morning America, winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, and hailed as an "excellent resource" by the Family Caregiver Alliance, How To Care For Aging Parents is completely revised, updated, and expanded, with nearly 300 pages of new material. Compassionate and thorough, it is a caregiver's bible.

When love is not enough—and, regrettably, it never is—this is an essential guide. Now more than ever.

Synopsis:

This is a tremendous work.truly excellent. It will be a great help to many people. Ronald Miller, M.D.

Medical Director, Geriatric Assessment Center

Yale-New Haven Hospital

"HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS is well-researched and comprehensive.a practical resource.that can be of enormous assistance to contemporary older persons as well as to Baby Boomers and the generations that follow."

From the Foreword by Robert N. Butler, M.D.

Founder, National Institute on Aging

Compassionate, timely, thorough, and thoroughly researched, HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS tackles all the tough subjects: from how to avoid becoming your parent's "parent," to understanding what happens to the body in old age, to getting help finding a nursing home - to preparing for the time to say good-bye. When love is not enough, it's an indispensable source of information and support. Includes a complete yellow pages of resource,

HELP FOR EVERY DIFFICULT DECISION

-FINDING GOOD MEDICAL CARE

-DEALING WITH GUILT

-HOME CARE VS. A NURSING HOME

-REDEFINING PARENT/CHILD ROLES

-KNOWING WHEN TO INTERVENE

-SIBLING CONFLICTS

-GETTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

-COPING WITH DEMENTIA

-CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

-THE HOSPICE OPTION

-LOCATING COMMUNITY SERVICES

About the Author

Virginia Morris is an award-winning author and journalist, and a nationally recognized authority on eldercare. Her previous book is Talking About Death, published in paperback by Algonquin. Ms. Morris lives with her family in Sag Harbor, New York.

Table of Contents

Get Ready, Get Set (1)

Talking with Your Parent, Gathering Essential Documents, Researching the Options, Organizing Your Own Life, When You Can't Be There

Your Parent and You

Adapting to New Roles, Knowing When to Intervene, Defusing Old Struggles, Managing Day-to-Day, the Difficult Parent

Caring for the Caregiver

Setting Limits, The Male Caregiver, Emotional Minefields: Guilt, Anger, Grief, Depression, Support Groups, When One Parent is Well, 12 Steps to a Healthy Mind-Set

Healthy Aging

Pumping Iron: finding the Right Exercise Program, The ABCs of Diet, The Liquor Cabinet, Up in Smoke

Heart, Mind, and Soul (83)

Staying Involved, Family and Friends, Spirituality, Creativity, Volunteering, Expanding the Mind, Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Tips for Daily Living (102)

Safety First, Preventing Falls, Bathing and Dressing, Eating Right, The Question of Driving, Useful Gadgets and Gizmos

More Help, at Home (152)

Home Health Care, Nurses, Therapists, and Aides, The Hiring Process, Managing the Troops, Respite Care

The Inner Circle (169)

Sharing the Care with Siblings, A Family Meeting, Spouses, The Sandwich Generation: Aging Parents and Young Children, Balancing Career and Caregiving

Doctor Do's and Don'ts(193)

Rx for the Elderly, A Good Doctor, A Geriatric Checkup, Being an Informed Advocate, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Body Imperfect: Part I (214)

On the Lookout for Symptoms, Overseeing Medications, Vision and Hearing, Insomnia, Dehydration, TLC for Skin, Legs, and Feet, Dental Care

The Body Imperfect Part II (254)

Osteoporosis and Arthritis, Incontinence, Constipation, Other Digestive Disorders

Matters of the Mind (280)

Depression: Diagnosis and Treatments, Anxiety Disorders, Delirium

On the Fifth Floor (294)

Entering the Hospital, Tests, Surgery, and Treatments, Dealing with Staff, Your Role as Advocate, Comfort on the Fifth Floor, When You are Far Away, Preparing for Discharge, Bills

Paying the Way (322)

Talking about Money, Financial Planning and Budgets, Benefits and Discounts, Homes as Collateral, Tax Tips, Using Your Own Funds, Financial and Legal Counsel, Frauds and Scams

Paying for Healthcare (346)

What Medicare Really Covers, Prescription Drugs, Medigap Plans, Medicaid, Long-Term Care Insurance

Legal Issues (376)

Wills, Power of Attorney, Advance Directives, Trusts, Reducig Estate Taxes, Probate, Guardianship, Legal Help

Home Away from Home (402)

Is it Time to Move?, Sharing Your Home with Your

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563054358
Foreword:
Butler, Robert
Author:
Butler, Robert
Author:
Morris, Virginia
Author:
Butler, Robert M.
Author:
Hansen, Jennie Chin
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
Aging parents
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Caregivers
Subject:
Parent-child relations.
Subject:
Health services for the aged.
Subject:
Aging parents -- Care -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
Subject:
FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
Subject:
Health & Fitness : General
Subject:
REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
2631
Publication Date:
19960101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9"
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , Focusing on emotional, medical, financial, and legal issues, a health-care journalist who cared for her own father through a terminal illness turns a tough subject into a smart, compassionate, timely book for every person with aging parents.
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Featured on Oprah and Good Morning America, winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, and hailed as an "excellent resource" by the Family Caregiver Alliance, How To Care For Aging Parents is completely revised, updated, and expanded, with nearly 300 pages of new material. Compassionate and thorough, it is a caregiver's bible.

When love is not enough—and, regrettably, it never is—this is an essential guide. Now more than ever.

"Synopsis" by , This is a tremendous work.truly excellent. It will be a great help to many people. Ronald Miller, M.D.

Medical Director, Geriatric Assessment Center

Yale-New Haven Hospital

"HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS is well-researched and comprehensive.a practical resource.that can be of enormous assistance to contemporary older persons as well as to Baby Boomers and the generations that follow."

From the Foreword by Robert N. Butler, M.D.

Founder, National Institute on Aging

Compassionate, timely, thorough, and thoroughly researched, HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS tackles all the tough subjects: from how to avoid becoming your parent's "parent," to understanding what happens to the body in old age, to getting help finding a nursing home - to preparing for the time to say good-bye. When love is not enough, it's an indispensable source of information and support. Includes a complete yellow pages of resource,

HELP FOR EVERY DIFFICULT DECISION

-FINDING GOOD MEDICAL CARE

-DEALING WITH GUILT

-HOME CARE VS. A NURSING HOME

-REDEFINING PARENT/CHILD ROLES

-KNOWING WHEN TO INTERVENE

-SIBLING CONFLICTS

-GETTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

-COPING WITH DEMENTIA

-CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

-THE HOSPICE OPTION

-LOCATING COMMUNITY SERVICES

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