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Your Guide to Senior Planning
The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care contains all the information you need to make the right decisions for the seniors you care about and for yourself.
Written by an attorney who practiced in estate planning, this book explains how to manage residential, financial and medical matters as well as the legal issues that accompany them. In addition, it addresses how to help seniors cope with the emotions that accompany aging and how to discuss with them the delicate issues that aging brings.
Checklists, tips and evaluation forms are included to help you organize your thoughts and keep track of paperwork. These include tips for talking with doctors, checklists for evaluating the quality of care provided by nursing homes and other residential options and tips on how to handle appeals for Medicare or Medicaid.
This reference also provides extensive appendices that contain organizations, contact information, specific books and websites that refer you to even more helpful information and support.
This book will guide you in:
--Arranging wills, living wills, powers of attorney and estate planning
--Evaluating and selecting assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes and other options
--Considering long-term care
insurance, Medigap coverage
and reverse mortgages
--Determining the level of care required
--Managing a senior's finances
--Working with other family
members to coordinate care
--Balancing your life as a caregiver
--Obtaining hospice care
Whether you are exploring options for yourself or for your aging parents, navigating the world of health-care services and long-term care facilities can be a daunting task. Filled with invaluable information in an easy-to-use format, this handbook discusses becoming involved with medical care, dealing with finances and understanding the differences between long-term care insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. It also clearly explains the differences between senior residences, assisted living and nursing homes.
Navigates the world of health-care services and long-term care facilities for the reader or for the reader's aging parents
Table of Contents
Understanding and facing the situation -- Understanding the medical world -- Financial issues -- Legal matters -- Paying for health care -- Remaining at home -- Closing or selling the home -- Family living -- Senior living -- Assisted living -- Nursing homes -- Continuing care retirement communities -- Hospice -- Coping with the end of life issues -- Alzheimer's and dementia -- Keeping your own life alive -- Senior couples -- Long distance management.