Caring for Those You Love: A Guide to Compassionate Care for the Aged

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Cedar Fort, Jan 1, 1985 - Family & Relationships - 107 pages
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Caring for Those You Love is a practical guide to coping with the special problems of the aged and infirm. the book meets a significant need: the elderly segment of the nation's population is expanding so rapidly that millions of middle-aged Americans are suddenly finding themselves acting as caretakers for elderly loved ones. Millions more will be required to do so in the decades to come. This book examines the many challenges that must be met in caring for the aged on a personal and family level. It is a book which will provide valuable guidance to many, and will ease the difficulties of growing old for countless others.
 

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Contents

Identification of the Problem
19
Understanding Treatment
31
Caring for Physical Needs
45
Satisfying Other Needs
55
Finances and Housing
67
Letting Go Without Guilt
79
Preparing for the Inevitable
85
Notes
101
Index
107
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