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How to Care for Aging Parents

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Publisher Comments:

The best and bestselling book of its kind. Originally published in 1995, How to Care for Aging Parents, with 220,000 copies in print, won a Books for a Better Life Award and was praised as "an indispensable book" (AARP) and "a compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion" (The Washington Post). It also catapulted its author, Virginia Morris, to national prominence as a recognized eldercare authority on Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, and other media.

Nine years later, and the need for the book is mushrooming: the number of adult children caring for a parent has increased from 4 million to 19.5 million, with roughly 80% of the nation's elderly cared for at home. Virginia Morris responds with a completely revised, up-to-date new edition. Expanded from 450 to over 650 pages, it covers all the emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues in caring for the elderly. There are new sections on expanded housing options, alternative therapies, balancing career and caregiving, and dealing with difficult parents. It covers the biggest change in caregiving--the newfound independence of seniors and benefits of healthy aging--and the reverse: three chapters are dedicated to caring for parents with Alzheimers. At the end of the book is an invaluable 100-page "Yellow Pages" guide to all the resources and services of the enormous eldercare industry.

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.

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:
9780761134268
Foreword:
Butler, Robert M.
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Butler, Robert M.
Foreword:
Butler, Robert M.
Author:
Hansen, Jennie Chin
Author:
Morris, Virginia
Author:
Butler, Robert M.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
Subject:
FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health & Fitness : General
Subject:
REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20041015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9"
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in 1.81 lb

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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.

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