The caregivers' roller coaster: a practical guide to caregiving for the frail elderly

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Loyola University Press, Mar 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 163 pages
The Caregivers' Roller Coaster is a simply written self-help guide for caregivers of the frail elderly. It offers support for ordinary men and women - not trained professionals - who find themselves caring for aging family members in their homes. This book offers practical advice and information about Medicare, insurance, and community services for the elderly, instructions for lifting a person properly, advice on how to ask for help from family members, how to stay sane, how to talk to the doctor, how to deal with the death of your patient, and more. The appendix to The Caregivers' Roller Coaster includes two sections: Helpful Information and How to Start a Support Group for Caregivers, such as Caregivers In The Middle, Inc., a group that the author was instrumental in founding.

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Contents

p Community Services
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Medicare and Insurance Forms
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IJJThe Psychological Demands of Caregiving
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