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When someone you love needs nursing home care : the complete guide

Author: Robert F Bornstein; Mary A Languirand
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers information on evaluating out-of-home care options and provides tips on adjusting to nursing home routines, interacting with staff, and financial issues.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bornstein, Robert F.
When someone you love needs nursing home care.
New York : Newmarket Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)690785783
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Bornstein; Mary A Languirand
ISBN: 1557044732 9781557044730
OCLC Number: 47054754
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Invisible Army --
Nursing home myths --
A framework for caregiving --
2. When Someone You Love Just Can't Make It Alone: Signs And Symptoms, Strategies and Solutions --
Common signs of functional decline; what factors contribute to functional decline? --
Getting your loved one to see the doctor --
Getting your loved one to see a mental health professional --
The emotional side of caregiving --
Caregivers stress and its effects --
Coping with stress before it overwhelms you --
3. In-Home Care: Autonomy, Continuity, And A Bit Of Extra Help --
Finding and funding good in-home care --
Who may provide in-home care? --
How to evaluate an agency or provider --
The trial period --
When problems arise during in-home care --
Signs of abuse, neglect, or exploitation --
Reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 4. When In-Home Care Becomes Impossible: Screaming, Crying, Fighting ... And Moving On --
Talking about options with other family members --
Raising the issue with the care receiver --
Common care receiver objections --
Recognizing and accepting the person's fears --
Developing a partnership with the care receiver --
When your loved one is determined to disagree --
The concept of competency --
If you're in charge --
5. Choosing The Right Placement Setting: Thinking Clearly In The Midst Of Chaos --
Varieties of placement setting --
Inspectiong the facility --
Funding: who pays for what? --
What if we run out of money? --
Must the nursing home get it all? --
6. Leaving Home For The Nursing Home: Preparing for the dreaded day --
Psychological preparations --
What to pack --
Legal preparations --
Funeral arrangements --
Financial preparations --
Preparing the house. 7. Anxiety, Anger, Fear, And Guilt: Adjusting To The New Situation- Common reactions to placing a family member in a nursing home --
Adjusting to the nursing home: the patient's perspective --
Building new routines in a changing relationship --
Visits in the nursing home --
The off-ground pass --
Leaving and returning: practical considerations --
Staying connected between visits --
Confrontation Or Partnership --
It's Up To You: A Down And Dirty Guide To Nursing Home Politics --
Nursing home staff: the cast of characters --
Interfacing with staff: your arenas of influence --
Constructive interventions: how to get what you want (and be loved while doing it) --
When complaining is the only way --
9. Old Age Isn't For Sissies: Late-Life Medical Problems And How To Deal With Them --
The aging body: differnt parts work at different speeds --
Common medical problems in nursing home residents. 10. A Realistic Approach To Behavior Problems: No More Peeing IN The Petunias --
Behavior problems: causes and treatments common behavior problems in nursing home residents --
Hidden factors that set the stage for problems --
Knowing when to call in the experts --
The suicidal nursing home patient --
Maintaining a good relationship with the troubled loved one --
11. When Things Get Better: The Transition Back Home --
Discharge settings --
Discharge planning meetings --
The nuts and bolts of discharge: three key tasks --
Legal and financial arrangements revisited --
Making the home safe and secure --
12. When It's Time To Let Go: Hospice And Beyond --
The pros and cons of aggressive interventions --
The hospice option o Emotional reactions to the end of life --
Physical changes at life's end --
Grieving your loss --
Epilogue: you've come this far and you've survived --
Checklists, Worksheets, And Resources.
Responsibility: Robert F. Bornstein and Mary A. Languirand.

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Offers information on evaluating out-of-home care options and provides tips on adjusting to nursing home routines, interacting with staff, and financial issues.

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