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Nursing homes : the family's journey

Author: Peter S Silin
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Silin, Peter S., 1954-
Nursing homes.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00011512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Silin
ISBN: 0801876885 9780801876882 9780801866241 0801866243 9780801866258 0801866251
OCLC Number: 51481176
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Caring Decisions --
When Someone You Love Goes into Care --
Becoming a Caregiver --
Becoming "the Family Member" of Someone in Care --
Alastair --
Deciding about Care --
How to Talk about Care --
Choosing the Right Time --
Stress --
When a Parent Chooses to Live at Risk --
Your Legal Right to Make Decisions for Your Relative: A Warning --
Advance Directives and Medical Decisions --
Lydia Jean --
Family Decision Making --
Family Relationships and Care Decisions --
How to Make Family Decisions --
Keep Your Relative Involved --
Mary --
Guilt, Loss, and Grief --
What Is Guilt? --
Conflicts that Give Rise to Guilt --
Families and Guilt --
Not All Relationships Were Ideal --
Guilt and Dementia --
Dealing with Guilt --
Letting Go --
Grief and Loss --
Handling Grief --
Marjorie --
The Nursing Home --
About Nursing Homes --
Where to Start Finding a Nursing Home --
Keeping Your Relative at Home --
Types and Levels of Care --
Applying for Care --
About Good Care and Good Caring --
On Abuse --
Specialized Dementia Care Units --
Costs --
Nursing Homes and Legal Responsibility --
Mildred --
Viewing the Home --
Staffing --
Programming --
Policies --
Dining --
Physical Plant --
Surveys and Accreditation --
John, Joyce --
Staff Roles: Who Does What? --
Administrator --
Personal Care --
Nursing --
Dietitian and Food Services --
Social Worker --
Recreation --
Rehabilitation --
Housekeeping / Building Maintenance --
Pharmacy --
Physicians --
Other Staff Members --
Mabel --
The Nursing Home System --
How the System Works.
Responsibility: Peter S. Silin.
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