Adult Nonfiction HV1461 .L6843 2000
Summary: "Am I doing the right thing?" "I work full-time -- how can I be in two places at once?" "Who's going to pay for Mom's home care?" "How do I bring up sensitive subjects like their money, moving, and not driving?" "Do we need long-term-care insurance?" "Wait! Do I really want Dad to move in?" "Where do my parents keep their legal documents?" "Do they have a will?" Caring for elderly loved ones can be a full-time job--on top of regular work and family responsibilities. How can you cope? The answer is Joy Loverde'sThe Complete Eldercare Planner, now fully revised and updated with the latest information to help you plan ahead and manage real-life eldercare crises. Everything you need is on these pages, with essential checklists, practical communication tips, free and low-cost resources, web-sites, step-by-step action plans, questions to ask the professionals, record-keeping forms, and The Documents Locator,™ which helps you to always have access to critical paperwork. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: EFFECTIVE PLANNING: Where to start -- Getting caught off-guard COMMUNICARING: Opening up the dialogue -- Turning conflict into cooperation -- Getting everyone in the family to pitch in CAREGIVERS: How to tell when your elder needs help -- Sharing the care -- Avoiding burnout EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Managing medications -- Coping with hospitalization MONEY MATTERS: The cost of long-term care -- Ready cash LEGAL MATTERS: Estate planning -- Elder advocacy INSURANCE: Getting the coverage you need -- Beyond Medicare HOUSING: Home suite home -- When Mom or Dad moves in SAFE AND SECURE: Minimizing distress over distance -- Accident-proofing the home TRANSPORTATION: When it is no longer safe to drive -- Alternative transportation HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Taking charge of health -- Communicating with the doctor DEATH AND DYING: End-of-life issues -- Saying good-bye QUALITY OF LIFE: Aging with disability -- Family power THE DOCUMENTS LOCATOR™
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