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The caregiver's companion : caring for your loved one medically, financially and emotionally while caring for yourself

Author: Carolyn A Brent
Publisher: F armington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Series: Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker -- making caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including signs that your loved one needs more assistance, what to look for in a retirement home,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn A Brent
ISBN: 9781410494771 1410494772
OCLC Number: 954719887
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 367 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Talk early, talk often: my caregiver story --
When should you step in? --
Caring for your loved one at home --
Moving your aging loved one into an assisted-living facility or a nursing home --
Emergencies and life-or-death decisions --
Hospice care for the end of life --
Crucial emotional conversations --
Crucial financial conversations --
How to have crucial conversations when your aging loved one is resistant --
Crucial legal conversations --
Taking care of yourself when you are a caregiver --
The caregiver's cheat sheet.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
Responsibility: Carolyn A. Brent, MBA.

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People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker -- making caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including signs that your loved one needs more assistance, what to look for in a retirement home, caretaking in your own home, how to manage difficult family relationships, and ensuring you are getting the help you need.

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