Description : A guide for adult children of aging parents addresses such issues as guilt, long-distance caregiving, monetary concerns, and other practical and emotional issues.
Description : The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children. This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life.
Description : Working Daughter provides a roadmap for women trying to navigate caring for aging parents and their careers. Using the author’s own experiences as a prime example, it’s ideal for readers who want straight talk and real advice about the challenges and rewards of eldercare while managing a career and family.
Description : A thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative guide to caring for aging parents For women and men who are involved in caring for aging parents, and for those who see caregiving in their future, this empathetic and practical book offers complete coverage of all the practical issues you are likely to confront—while addressing the emotional stress and particular needs of caregivers. Claire Berman, drawing on her own experiences, the experiences of many other adult children, and interviews with specialists in the geriatric field, discusses the wide range of emotions that can accompany caregiving. This completely updated edition includes: • new discussions of the Internet as a tool for seniors • new sources of prescription drugs • information about emergency response systems • recommended exercises and exercise videos and adaptive clothing • an extensively revised resources section In a wise and compassionate voice, Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents teaches you everything you need to know to help your parents through the stressful and humbling challenges of aging. "A compassionate book that offers support for the caregiver, plus solid advice on how to fulfill your parents' needs without turning into a martyr." —Horizons
Description : Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important Facts Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber.
Description : A practical handbook for women confronting the problems of caring for an aging parent explains how to deal with the changing parent/child roles, foster aging parents' independence, get help from other family members, find time for oneself, and balance work, family, and caregiving responsibilities. Original.
Description : In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an elderly parent. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley draw from their personal experiences to speak to and support those who face the challenges of caring for a parent. With compassion and guidance, Arrington and Atchley partner with readers to help a parent with limited mobility, memory, ability, and resources draw from the wisdom of Scripture for sustenance understand the elderly parent's perspective on giving up control, illness, and aging effectively organize forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances find personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family What begins as a way to honor those they love becomes, for many, a confusing and stressful time. This resource of hope provides caregivers with the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.
Description : If you provide care for your elderly parents, this book will give you the helpful information you need. Includes resource lists.
Description : The Support You Need as You and Your Parents Face the Challenges of Aging If you are facing the challenge of having to make decisions on issues like long-term care and end-of-life concerns for your elderly parents, you are not alone. Caring For Your Elderly Parents offers insightful advice and support to the ever-growing population of Americans, now at 65 million people, or 29% of the U.S. population, who provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. As our population ages, the care needs of our elderly parents continue to change and evolve. Today's families face new decisions and challenges. Author Bob Mauterstock gives you the information and support you need as you and your parents face the challenges of aging, no matter in what stage of the process you find yourselves. This resource covers how we can help our parents - and ultimately ourselves - plan for housing, healthcare, and financial security. The book covers pertinent issues facing baby boomers who can easily be overwhelmed by handing their aging loved one's affairs, such as: Helping elderly parents with estate planning and other important documents Determining what their parents' real wishes are and how they can honor them Feeling guilty or manipulated by parents or family members Discussing care and support a loved one will need in the hospital, hospice or assisted living Holding effective family meetings where all elder care issues are discussed Preventing elder fraud and elder abuse Finding help, especially if you live far away Managing the financial aspects Talking to elders about sensitive subjects Finding state and federal elder care resources Bob Mauterstock calls on over 30 years of experience as a financial advisor to share real-life situations he, his parents, and client faced and how they developed practical solutions to deal with them. He is co-owner of a new company, Plan4LifeNow.com, that trains financial advisors to become Elder Planning Specialists. Download this book today and get the information you need to navigate the maze of caring for your aging parents.