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How to Care for Aging Parents A Complete Guide

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ISBN-10: 1563054353

ISBN-13: 9781563054358

Edition: 1996

Authors: Virginia Morris, Robert Neil Butler

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Virginia Morris is an attorney in the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.

Robert Neil Butler was born on January 21, 1927. He graduated from Columbia University. He was a physician, gerontologist, and psychiatrist. He was a lead investigator of one of the first interdisciplinary, comprehensive, longitudinal studies of healthy community-residing older persons, which resulted in the book Human Aging. He founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school. In 1976, he won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for Why Survive?: Being Old in America. His other works include Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches, Life in an Older America, The New Love and Sex after 60 and The…    

Get Ready, Get Set
Talking to Your Parents about Tough Issues
Gathering Essential Documents
Organizing Your Own Life
Caring from Afar
Your Parent and You
Adapting to New Roles
Knowing When to Intervene
Resolving Old Struggles
Managing Day-to-Day
Caring for the Caregiver
Setting Limits
Emotional Minefields: Guilt, Anger and Depression
Support Groups
Gaining a Healthy Mindset: Friends, Laughter and Tranquility
Doctor Do's and Don'ts
Rx for the Elderly
A Geriatric Assessment
Finding a Good Doctor
Being an Informed Advocate
The Body Imperfect: Part I
Vision and Hearing
Temperature Regulation
TLC for Skin, Legs and Feet
The Body Imperfect: Part II
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Digestive Disorders
On the Fifth Floor
Entering the Hospital
Questions about Tests, Treatments and Surgery
Dealing with Hospital Staff
Your Role as Advocate
Preparing for Discharge
Tips for Daily Living
Steps to a Safer Home
Bathing and Dressing
Eating Right
Setting Up the Bedroom
A Question of Driving
The Importance of Exercise
Quality of Life
Getting Help: Community and Home-Care Services
What's Available and How To Find It
Meal Programs
Senior Centers
Adult Day Care
Home Health Aides and Nurses
Geriatric Care Managers
Hiring and Overseeing Workers
Respite Care
Home Away From Home
When It's Time to Move
Should Dad Move In?
Shared Housing
Senior Apartments
Assisted-Living Homes
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A Good Nursing Home
Making the Decision
What to Look For in a Nursing Home
Getting In
A Plan of Care
Moving Day and Beyond
Your Role as Visitor and Advocate
Getting Adjusted
The Inner Circle
Sharing the Care with Siblings
A Family Meeting
The Sandwich Generation: Aging Parents and Young Children
Balancing Career and Caregiving
Paying the Way
Talking About Money
What Medicare and Medicaid Really Cover
Medigap and Long-Term Care Insurance
Financial Planning
Homes as Collateral
Tax Tips
Hiring Financial and Legal Counsel
The Legal Issues
Power of Attorney
Advanced Directives
Estate Planning
Dividing the Estate
The Aging Brain
What is Normal?
Getting Tested
Alzheimer's Disease: What to Expect
Treating Dementia
Planning for the Future
Living With Dementia
Helping Yourself: A Clear Perspective and a Little Humor
Helping Your Parent: Simplicity, Routines and Diversions
Tips for Eating, Dressing, Communicating and More
Coping with Special Problems
In the End
Broaching the Subject of Death
Caring for Your Parent in the Hospital
Choosing Hospice Care
Medical Treatment: When Enough Is Enough
Making Advance Directives Stick
Saying Good-bye
The Face of Death
Coda: Good Grief
The Necessity of Mourning
The Surviving Parent
Growing From Grief
State Units on Aging and Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
Yellow Pages of Useful Organizations
A Patient's Bill of Rights
The ABC's of Diet
Catalogues: Where to Find What
Checklist for Touring a Nursing Home; A Resident's Bill of Rights
Funerals and Burials