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Family Caregiver's Guide Planning and Decision-Making for the Elderly

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ISBN-10: 1577490770

ISBN-13: 9781577490777

Edition: 1999

Authors: James A. Wilkinson

List price: $16.95
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Description:

Easy-to-use checklists and inventories direct caregivers in gathering the specific and thorough information that professionals, such as doctors, pharmacists, attorneys, social workers, and accountants, need in order to provide proper assistance to the elderly. Among the topics covered are planning for institutional care, handling Medicare and Medicaid, assessing financial status, and writing a living will.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 7/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 10.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Introduction
Caregiving and the Elderly
Eldercare
Three Elements of Caregiving
Making a Financial Assessment
The Four-Step Process
Collecting Vital Information
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Vital Information Form
Vital Information Checklist
Vital Information Form
Understanding Finances
What You Need to Know
Before You Begin...
How to Use the Financial Worksheets
How to Use the Monthly Expense Forms
Monthly Expense Form: Bill Payments
Monthly Expense Form: Cash Transactions
Medical Charges and Payments Form
Financial Worksheet: Part 1
Financial Worksheet: Part 2
Collecting Medical Information
Documenting Medical History
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Basic Medical Information and Medical History Forms
Basic Medical Information
Medical History
Keeping Track of Medications
What You Need to Know
Usage Guidelines
Pharmacists
How to Use the Medication Forms
Medication List
Medication Summary
Medication Schedule
Activities of Daily Living
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Activities of Daily Living Checklist
Activities of Daily Living Checklist
Caring for the Elderly at Home
Making a Home Safe for the Elderly
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Home Safety Checklists
Home Safety Checklists
Lighting and Electrical Checklist
Rug, Carpet, and Stair Checklist
Floor Checklist
Handhold and Support Checklist
Furniture and Accessories Checklist
Door, Window, Lock, and Alarm Checklist
Kitchen Checklist
Bathroom Checklist
Other Safety Concerns Checklist
Personal Safety Precautions
Assessing the Risk of Living at Home
What You Need to Know
What to Look For
A Geriatric Assessment
Assisting an Elderly Person Who Lives at Home
What You Need to Know
Assistive Devices
Volunteer Caregivers
Hiring a Professional
Services Available for the Elderly
Planning Home Healthcare
What You Need to Know
Arranging Care after a Hospital Stay
Monitoring Home Healthcare
Planning Home Care and Housekeeping Services
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Home Care and Housekeeping Form
Home Care and Housekeeping Form
Selecting In-Home Care Providers
What You Need to Know
Before You Begin...
How to Choose a Provider
Hiring the Provider
Caregiving from a Distance
What You Need to Know
Finding Local Resources
Visiting the Elderly
Preparing for Future Caregiving Decisions
Emergency Planning
Alternative Housing Options
Exploring the Choices
What You Need to Know
Continuum of Care
Housing Options Summarized
Independent Housing
Residential Housing
Moving In with the Caregiver
Choosing Appropriate Housing
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Housing Selection Form
Housing Selection Form
How to Find Independent Housing
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Independent Housing Form
Independent Housing Form
How to Find Residential Housing
What You Need to Know
Before You Begin...
How to Find the Right Facility
Admission: Knowing If You've Made the Right Choice
When to Move to a Different Facility
Paying for Nursing Homes
HCFA Nursing Home Checklist
Residential Housing Form
Advance Directives and Values History
What Is an Advance Directive?
Why Complete an Advance Directive?
How Does an Advance Directive Work?
Personal Values and Beliefs
Preparing a General Power of Attorney
Preparing a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney
Preparing a Living Will
Values History: Helping the Elderly Make Their Wishes Known
What You Need to Know
How to Use the Values History Form
Values History Form
Resources
Choosing Professionals
Doctors and Clergy
Geriatric Care Managers
Financial Planners
Lawyers
Collecting Key Documents
Document Checklist
Document Collection Form
Telephone Contact Lists
Emergency Contacts
Caregiver Emergency Contacts
General Contact List
Caregiver Information
Networking and References List
Family and Friends List
Volunteers List
Other Sources of Information
Organization and Hotlines
State Area Agencies on Aging and Ombudsman Offices
Home Healthcare Hotlines
Internet Sites
Index