Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones  -     Edited By: Henry Holstege, Robert Rickse
    By: Focus on the Family
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Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Tyndale House / 2004 / Paperback

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Whether you're facing the prospect of caring for an aging loved one or are currently in the midst of it, here's the help and hope you need to manage the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of caregiving. This long-overdue reference deals with important topics like understanding your multiple roles as caregiver, finding quality medical, financial and legal advice, and many other end-of-life issues. A Focus on the Family resource; paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 560
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 7 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 141430160X
ISBN-13: 9781414301600
Availability: In Stock
Series: Focus on the Family Complete Guides

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Whether you're preparing for the responsibility or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need—and a spiritual and emotional lifeline. Topics include burnout; physical, emotional, and mental changes in aging; medical, financial, and legal help; elder abuse; choosing a care facility; and end-of-life decisions. Caregivers will also learn what the Bible says about caregiving and the keys to effectively fulfilling that role. True stories throughout the guide share common concerns and a sense of support from those who have been there.

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  1. betty
    Marysville, California
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This book is very thorough
    February 7, 2011
    betty
    Marysville, California
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This is the book I have been looking for. In addition to all the good information about services for seniors, this book addresses all the emotions felt by seniors and caregivers. It gives reasonable advice about handling particular situations. Maybe the best feature is the scripture at the beginning of each chapter, reminding me of how God looks at the care and respect we give our parents. When the day is long and the problems are mounting up, I need that reminder. I also need to remember all the love, time and money that was spent taking care of me growing up. Could I do any less for my parents? Thank you for this book.

  2. Patty Reinke
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 24, 2010
    Patty Reinke

    This is a compassionate look at how to deal with elderly loved ones who desire to live at home for as long as possible. It points out different steps to take to choose a care facility if needed and how to initiate the conversation with your loved one as well. I've sent a copy to my sister so we can hopefully all work together in this. I appreciate having a Christian resource like this to reference. Thank you to Focus on the Family.

  3. Lisa Copen
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 14, 2006
    Lisa Copen

    There are many "complete guides" to caring for loved ones; I've seen many of them, as I receive them from the publishers to review. This is one that I think really was a "complete guide" and having it from a Christian perspective (published with Focus on the Family) is a nice benefit.The reading is not complex or dry. You will be able to quickly find information to reference. A lot of other books may help you with the nitty-gritty specifics of finding adequate care or learning how to cope with your parent's lessened independence, but this book has a wonderful overview, offering support and resources. It's a must-have for your shelf to reference back to for life-issues as they arrive.

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