Caregiving As Your Parents Age

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New American Library, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 344 pages
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Millions of people are taking on a new role in the care of their aging parents-whether it be physical, mental, or financial. Here's the book with the expert advice on:

- Understanding aging: physical changes, mental health issues and diseases, emotional problems
- Health: managing the world of geriatrics, drugs, becoming a patient advocate, hospitals, assisted living, nursing homes
- Caregiving: the emotional and physical toll, strategies for better home-care, end-of-life practicalities and hospices
- Financial matters: Making sense of Medicare and Medicaid, Veteran's Adminstration, out-of-pocket expenses, long-term health insurance, living wills, powers of attorney, guardianship, and estate planning
- Also featuring The Resource Directory, which includes contact information and invaluable website addresses for further help and information

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Contents

Seeing Aging Through Your Parents Eyes
1
Getting to Know a Different Body
11
The Physical Side
23
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About the author (2005)

Linda Rhodes, Ed.D., is a former Secretary of Aging for the state of Pennsylvania, and created the award-winning Family Caregiving Program. Holding a doctorate in the field of caregiving, Ms. Rhodes is a popular speaker at conferences throughout the country on aging and healthcare and writes a weekly Living Feature column for Pennsylvania's Patriot-News. She is currently senior vice president of Public Works, a national public policy consulting firm, and is the author of Should Mom Be Left Alone? Should Dad Be Driving?

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