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Eldercare Handbook Difficult Choices, Compassionate Solutions

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ISBN-10: 0060776919

ISBN-13: 9780060776916

Edition: 2006

Authors: Stella Henry, Ann Convery

List price: $17.99
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In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both of whom suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's disease), Henry tackles all the tough issues: spotting the warning signs of dementia, redefining sibling roles, doing a walk-through at an assisted living facility or nursing home, making the move, and coping with "take me home!" demands.She also explains the medical, legal, and insurance maze. In a time…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Stella Mora Henry, R.N., is an eldercare specialist and the cofounder of Vista del Sol Care Center in Culver City, California. She has been featured in Time , the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and on NPR.

Ann Convery has written for numerous magazines. This is her second book.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What My Father Taught Me
A Time of Confusion and Uncertainty
Red Flags: Ten Signs to Watch for in Your Parents
Denial
Parent-Child Role Transfer
Redefining Sibling Roles
Unfair Promises/Fair Promises
"My Mother Doesn't Have Alzheimer's, But..."
The Three Stages of Dementia
Caregiver Burnout
Three Ways to Enter Long-Term Care
Levels of Long-Term Care
Where Do You Start?
A Walk Through Assisted Living
A Walk Through a Nursing Home
The Inquiry with the Facility Administrator
More Things You Should Know About Before Admitting
CPR: The Most Misunderstood Concept in Long-Term Care
The First Twenty-Four Hours
When and How to Visit
"Take Me Home!"
Who Is the CNA?
Time to Think About the Final Journey
Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid-Sorting Through the Maze
Financial and Legal Affairs-Making Decisions
Epilogue
References
Index