9780737303209

When Aging Parents Can't Live Alone : A Practical Family Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780737303209

  • ISBN10:

    0737303204

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-11
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Summary

Written for those affected by an elderly parent's inability to continue living autonomously, When Aging Parents Can't Live Alone provides comprehensive information on in-house help, retirement communities, assisted living options, and nursing facilities. Financial, medical, and emotional considerations are discussed, enabling families to make healthy decisions about this sometimes delicate adn emotional situation.

Author Biography

Ellen F. Rubenson, M.S.W., has worked in the field of social services and health care for over fifteen years. Presently, she is a medical case manager with Providence Medford Medical Center in Oregon Ellen F. Rubenson, M.S.W., is a medical case manager with Providence Medford Medical Center in Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
There's No Place Like Home: Independent Living
1(22)
Living with Your Family
23(30)
Getting Help in Your Home
53(28)
Living in a Retirement Community
81(28)
Living in an Assisted Living Facility
109(18)
Living in an Adult-Care Home
127(22)
Understanding Hospital Acute Care
149(32)
Understanding Nursing Facilities
181(34)
Understanding Rehabilitation Centers
215(38)
Using Home Health and Hospice Care
253(16)
Your Guide to Resources
269(76)
Glossary 345(6)
Appendix A Using the Yellow Pages in Your Telephone Book 351(2)
Appendix B State Agencies on Aging 353(10)
Appendix C State Long-Term-Care Ombudsmen 363(8)
Appendix D Helpful Books, Magazines, Newsletters, Catalogs, and Videos 371(12)
Appendix E helpful Forms 383(6)
Index 389

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