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Assisted Living

Author : Davis Zavik
ISBN : 069264024X
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This book is about assisted living for seniors. In it, I explain the ins and outs of this living solution for those who are in need of assistance with activities of daily living yet aim to live as independently as possible.

It S Your Move Choices For Senior Living

Author : Gail Lawley
ISBN : 9780989834308
Genre : Self-Help
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Its Your Move is a workbook for those who are contemplating where they want to live for the rest of their lives.. Most books on the market describe your choices, but they do not provide an easy way to compare your choices. This book is an adjunct to those books since it is a workbook with lists that one can use to help make the process of choosing where to live more objective. Children of Baby Boomers may suddenly need to find a place for their parents. They may not be aware of the choices available, let alone the resources available to help them choose the best place - not the cheapest, or most expensive, but the one that will make their parents the most comfortable, with the best care, and thus, the most happy. Many people base their choice for senior living based on the lowest price, or a location near their children. Many don't know that there are month-to-month retirement communities instead of the expensive ones with a large up front fee. There are many books describing retirement finances and retirement communities. In other books the authors describe their personal experiences while living in a retirement community, or when choosing one for their parents. These do not consider the “nitty gritty” for such things as “Does this facility have cable TV?” This workbook contains 33 tables which list the items you need to consider when choosing how and where you will live until the end of your life. There are lists of items to consider if you want to stay in your own home as well as items you need to evaluate if you think you'll move to a retirement community. There is no “right” choice for everyone, each of us is an individual so although staying at home might be right for person A, it might be the wrong choice for person B. The information and lists of questions in this book will guide you through all of the choices available to you as well as the decisions you must make for those choices. No choice will be perfect, but using the lists in this workbook will help you ask the right questions and make the best possible informed decision. Many seniors don't realize that without a life care option, if they run out of money they may be forced to find alternative housing (often for destitute people). No matter how much money you have, the world, your health and your investments can all change.

A Bittersweet Season

Author : Jane Gross
ISBN : 9780307596680
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important Facts Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber. From the Hardcover edition.

Dropped Off Like A Stray Puppy

Author : Pat Bruch
ISBN : 9781480910508
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Every day thousands of baby boomers are retiring and collecting Social Security, while at the same time, they are struggling to care for elderly parents who are living well into their nineties. The stress of deciding if a parent is no longer capable of living independently can cause friction and heartache among families, especially if a parent is adamant and uncooperative about considering placement in a facility. Take heart: If you feel a parent is no longer functioning well at home, there are a few simple guidelines to help you on your way. Dropped Off Like a Stray Puppy introduces us to the fictional Walsh family and is based on Pat Bruch’s thirty years in geriatric care as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State. She shares many family frustrations as they try to place an unwilling parent in a safer environment. If this story helps you, reader, she is happy to be of service.

The Good Caregiver

Author : Robert L. Kane Dr.
ISBN : 9781101478899
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones. As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared financially, emotionally, and practically for the relentless job they will face. In The Good Caregiver, world-renowned expert on aging and long- term care Dr.Robert Kane provides a road map for caregiving. More than just a professional expert, Dr. Kane draws on his personal experience of caring for his aging mother after she struggled from a debilitating stroke. Dr. Kane offers heartfelt advice for those learning how to best care for their loved one and how to make thoughtful, informed decisions at each stage of the caring process: ? How does a nursing home differ from assisted living? ? How is a homemaker different from a home health aide? ? How far can you trust a hospital discharge planner? ? What services does Medicare cover, and much, much more The Good Caregiver equips readers to deal more effectively with the challenges of day-to-day care and to navigate the system itself, including legal, financial, and interpersonal hurdles. Filled with stories and sidebars from other caregivers, The Good Caregiver offers a candid, personal approach to caregiving, providing fearless answers to difficult scenarios with humor and encouragement.

Stages Of Senior Care Your Step By Step Guide To Making The Best Decisions

Author : Paul Hogan
ISBN : 0071625437
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A USA Today BESTSELLER! "Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care." —MEHMET OZ, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care Guide Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource—written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors—guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by step, so you can make better informed decisions and be confident that the senior in your life is receiving the best care possible. Checklists and diagnostics will help you: Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks "This is not just another book about caring for aging parents. It's a great reference you'll use again and again. Stages doesn't shy away from the hard questions. Rather, it shows you how to confront them."—SUZANNE MINTZ, President/CEO, National Family Caregivers Association "Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY All of the authors' profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Now with 850 offices in 15 countries, Home Instead is recognized as a global leader and authority on senior care. Visit them at www.stagesofseniorcare.com.

Leader S Guide For Primary Source Readings In Christian Morality

Author : Diana Turney
ISBN : 9780884899907
Genre : Religion
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Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality presents the living words of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of everyday people addressing the moral issues that impact our lives. One goal of Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality is to help students realize the connection between behavior and character. Additionally, the hope is that students will uncover that the road to authentic happiness and joy involves working on their relationship with God. Within this book you will find writings from: Pope Benedict XVI, The Second Vatican Council, Richard Gula, SS, Pope Paul VI, Ronald Rohlheiser, Erich Maria Remarque, Pope John Paul II, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Our Parents Ourselves

Author : Judith Steinberg Turiel
ISBN : 0520938917
Genre : Medical
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The prospect of caring for elderly relatives who may be too old, fragile, or forgetful to manage on their own looms large for millions of women and men who are unprepared for the difficulties such an experience can bring. Written by a daughter of aging parents, this book takes an honest, unflinching look at aging in America, weaving together personal stories with current medical information to trace exactly how social and health care policies are affecting daily lives. Judith Steinberg Turiel addresses such topics as healthy aging and independent living; mental impairment brought on by Alzheimer's, other dementias, and depression; women as caregivers; health care rationing; the power of prescription drug makers; end-of-life care; and prospects for Medicare. Her book clearly demonstrates the pressing need for quality health care for people of all ages—through universal, publicly funded health insurance.

Role Reversal

Author : Iris Waichler
ISBN : 9781631520921
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Designed to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges that arise while caregiving for a loved one—especially an aging parent—Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the enormous daily challenges faced by caregivers. In these pages, Waichler blends her personal experience caring for her beloved father with her forty years of expertise as a patient advocate and clinical social worker. The result is a book offering invaluable information on topics ranging from estate planning to grief and anger to building a support network and finding the right level of care for your elderly parent.

Compassionate Caregiving

Author : Lois D. Knutson
ISBN : 1441208259
Genre : Religion
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Spiritual and Practical Help From a Caregiver Most caregivers today have no training for the role into which they are thrust. Having been the primary caregiver for her mother, Lois Knutson draws on not only her years of experience, but also her professional training to offer encouragement and assistance to caregivers. Because she knows the situations that weigh down caregivers, Knutson gently builds them up as they continue to care for their elderly loved ones. In addition to practical tips, readers will find ways to care for themselves. Subjects addressed in Compassionate Caregiving include: how to balance work and caregiving; when and how to find home healthcare or care facilities; long-distance caregiving; how to provide for the dying; and much more.

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