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How to care for aging parents : a one-step resource for all your medical, financial, housing, and emotional issues ; foreword by Jennie Chin Hansen

Author: Virginia Morris
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Third edition]View all editions and formats
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How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans--now 42 million--who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Intergenerational Relations
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Morris
ISBN: 9780761166764 0761166769
OCLC Number: 842880025
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 671 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: something unexpected. First things first --
Adapting to new roles. Your parent and you ; Caring for the caregiver ; The inner circle --
The golden years. A healthier body ; A happier soul --
Life at home. Tips for daily living ; Getting help ; Paid help at home --
The halls of medicine. Rx for the elderly ; The body imperfect: part I ; The body imperfect: part II ; Matters of the mind ; In the hospital --
Handling the paperwork. Paying the way ; Avoiding fraud ; Paying for health care ; Legal issues --
Home away from home. Moving out, moving in ; An array of housing options ; A good nursing home ; Making the move work --
When they forget. The aging brain ; Living with dementia ; Managing day to day --
The last good-bye. Nearing the end ; The aftermath ; Good grief --
A final note. You're next --
Resources. Useful organizations ; Caregiver's organizer. Adapting to New Roles --
Golden Years --
Life at Home --
Halls of Medicine --
Handling the Paperwork --
Home Away from Home --
When They Forget --
Last Good-bye --
A Final Note --
Resources.
Responsibility: Virginia Morris.

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How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans--now 42 million--who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest "aging in place" technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers' names, schedules, and contact info; doctors' phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book. From having that first difficult conversation to arranging a funeral and dealing with grief--and all of the other important issues in between--How to Care for Aging Parents is the essential guide.

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