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As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today's generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of The Complete Eldercare Planner equips you with reliable information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing caregiving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of eldercare services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to downloadable forms of key documents, you'll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator.Covers• Getting started on creating a long-term care plan• Finding help, especially if you live far away• Managing the financial aspects• Talking to elders about sensitive subjects• Senior housing - move or stay put?• Managing medications• And many other topics of vital interest to anyone caring for an elder
Graceful Exit: How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One
When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with managing the end-of-life care of a loved one.Dr. Ferrer shares the essential steps we need to take in a way that can be tailored to our unique situation. Through checklists, plans, and step-by-step instructions reflecting his years of experience supporting patients and their families, Dr. Ferrer offers clear and compassionate guidance for the most difficult issues, including:• What are your rights under Medicare and health insurance? • When should you bring your family together? • How can you be a caregiver without burning yourself out? • What are the pros and cons of advanced medical treatment versus hospice at each end-of-life stage? • Most importantly, how do we say goodbye in a way that brings healing, closure, and peace?It’s the last news we want to hear - that someone we love is dying. Yet it's an inevitable part of life. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Ferrer offers this much-needed guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying and death.
When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care (Revised and Updated)
Bornstein, Robert F.
Newly revised and updated, this acclaimed, complete guide delivers what people need to know to help an aging loved one - a must for all caregivers Written by two distinguished psychologists for spouses, siblings, and adult children, this frank and highly useful guide is meticulously organized to provide answers, dispel myths, anticipate needs, and provide strategies for dealing with every aspect of in-home and facility care.With chapters on choosing the right placement setting, navigating the bureaucracy of today's eldercare system, and determining how best to pay for services, this revised edition includes new information on: diagnosis; interventions; insurance; legal and policy matters; as well as updated checklists, phone and Internet lists, budget worksheets, and questionnaires.
New Hope For People With Alzheimer's And Their Caregivers
Now all those impacted by Alzheimer's disease can improve their quality of life, starting today. This helpful book dispels the myths and clearly lays out the truth about Alzheimer's and offers practical solutions for not only those who have the disease, but also their families and their caregivers. Inside, you'll uncover a new world of hope and the latest information on: The signs, symptoms, and proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's; Living with Alzheimer's and providing the best possible care; Cutting-edge research, including advances in biotechnology and genetics; The latest conventional drugs and effective natural treatments, such as Ginkgo biloba and huperzine-A; And much, much more!
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