How to Care for Aging Parents: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues

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Workman Publishing, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 671 pages
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"The bible of eldercare"--ABC World News. "An indispensable book"--AARP. "A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion"--The Washington Post. And, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. How to Care for Aging Parents is the best and bestselling book of its kind, and its author, Virginia Morris, is the go-to person on eldercare for the media, appearing on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, among many other outlets.

How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans--now 42 million--who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest "aging in place" technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers' names, schedules, and contact info; doctors' phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book.


From having that first difficult conversation to arranging a funeral and dealing with grief--and all of the other important issues in between--How to Care for Aging Parents is the essential guide.

  

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Contents

First Things First
1
Adapting to New Roles
21
The Golden Years
81
Life at Home
113
The Halls of Medicine
179
Handling the Paperwork
301
Home Away from Home
383
When They Forget
453
The Last Goodbye
523
A Final Note
583
Resources
605
Index
654
We Welcome Your Views
672
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About the author (2014)

Virginia Morris is an attorney in the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.

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