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In this accessible book, she helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for a loved one. She tackles all the tough issues, from spotting the warning signs of dementia to redefining sibling roles; from the all-important walk-through at the assisted living facility or nursing home to making the move; from when and how to visit to coping with demands of "Take me home!" She also demystifies the medical/legal/insurance maze.
Number of Pages: 272
|Publication Date: 2006|
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In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both of whom suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's disease), Henry tackles all the tough issues: spotting the warning signs of dementia, redefining sibling roles, doing a walk-through at an assisted living facility or nursing home, making the move, and coping with "take me home!" demands.She also explains the medical, legal, and insurance maze. In a time when almost 10 million Americans currently need long-term care, The Eldercare Handbook is an essential read.
Stella Mora Henry, R.N., is an eldercare specialist and the cofounder of Vista del Sol Care Center in Culver City, California. She has been featured in Time, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and on NPR.
Ann Convery has written for numerous magazines. This is her second book.
“a must-read for adult children of aging parents”
“Moving and compassionate. . . .I wish that this book had been available to me when I needed it.”
“I will be recommending The Eldercare Handbook to the families I work with, and to nursing home staff.”
“realistic and concise””
“This is the book you will want.”
“This is the most complete and up-to-date book I have read on caregiving and placement issues.”
“Comprehensive and sensitive. . . an excellent introduction to a delicate and difficult problem facing many Latino families. Highly recommended.”
“The Eldercare Handbook is a must-read for adult children of aging parents.”