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Nursing Home Guide A Doctor Reveals What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care

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ISBN-10: 0425223787

ISBN-13: 9780425223789

Edition: 2008

Authors: Joshua D. Schor

List price: $16.00
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The lowdown on long-term carefrom a geriatric specialist with over twenty years in the field. Placing loved ones in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities is a stressful decisionand for good reason. In previous decades, some homes were plagued by scandal, and everyone wants to know that their family members will be safe and sound even when they cant be nearby all the time. Here, prominent geriatrician Joshua Schor, M.D., guides the reader through this emotionally challenging process step by step, covering such topics as: The smalland revealingdetails to watch for when touring a home Determining whether a family member needs long-term or sub-acute care Deciding whether assisted…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Joshua Schor, M.D., graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Harvard University Division on Aging. Currently, he is medical director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, New Jersey.

Introduction
Historically Speaking: A Brief History of Long-Term Care
Finding the Right Home
Choosing a Home
The Tour: Can We Talk?
The Tour and Beyond: Now Let's Walk
Transfers and Transitions
Navigating the System
Dramatis Personae: A Personnel Scorecard
Medications: Just Say No?
Consultants and Specialists: More or Less?
Psychiatrists and Psychologists: Why Are They So Busy?
To Hospitalize or Not to Hospitalize
Falls and Restraints
Bugs and Super-Bugs: Infections in Long-Term Care
The Final Chapter: End-of-Life Care
Index