Stages of Senior Care Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

ISBN-10: 0071621091

ISBN-13: 9780071621090

Edition: 2010

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Paul and Lori Hogan co-founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994.The Home Instead Senior Care franchise network has grown from one franchise in Omaha to more than 800 worldwide. The company is the global leader in non-medical, in-home care for seniors. The Hogans have won awards for their franchise business model.

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Whole New World
That Was Yesterday
An Expanding World of Care Choices
The Evolution of Senior Care
Taking Advantage of the Advances in Care
You, the Caregiver
Take Pride in Giving
The 40-70 Rule
Making the Decisions
Plan Early and Look Beyond Today
Start Immediately
Adult Children Take Note
Aging in Place
Universal Design to Make Living Easier
Use the Latest Safety Technology
Aging in Village: Networks of Services
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
Family Care
Signs That Family Care Is Needed
Varieties of Family Care
Financial Cost of Family Care
Nonmonetary Costs of Family Care
The Ultimate Gift
Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers
Senior Centers
Adult Care Centers
Nonmedical Care at Home
Determined to Stay Home
Considering a Professional Caregiver
Full-Time Agency Employees
Agency Contract Employees
Freelance Caregivers
The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship, Ideally
Medical Care at Home
When At-Home Medical Care Is Best
Some Advice on Choosing a Medical Care Provider
Potential Hazards of In-Home Medical Care
Retirement and Independent Living Communities
Looking into the Future
Active 55+ Communities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Assisted Living
A Profile of Assisted Living in the United States
Is She Ready to Go?
Worth the Cost?
The Next Step
Skilled Nursing Homes
An Important Role
Finding the Appropriate Home
Financing a Stay
You've Done Your Best
Hospice Care
What Is Hospice?
Hospice: Then and Now
Medicare Will Pay
Coming to Terms
Choosing a Hospice Provider
Funeral Services
Final Gesture
Picking the Funeral Home
Think Ahead
Look Back with Satisfaction
Bereavement
The Reality of Grief
Don't Go It Alone
Memories Soften
Complicating Ailments and Issues
Components of Geriatric Syndromes
Resources
Difficult Situations
Antagonisms Can Get Worse
Advice on Some Common Parent-Child Conflicts
When You and Your Siblings Can't Agree
Financing Care
Care Is Expensive!
Financing Alternatives
Don't Forget Yourself
Who Cares for the Caregiver?
Get Others to Help
Protect Your Body and Mind
Planning Your Own Future
Remarkable Senior Performances
Prepare Now
Estate Planning
The Future of Financing Care
Afterword
Notes
Index
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