The Complete Eldercare Planner: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help (Paperback)
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The only guide you ll ever need to manage the care of your aging family
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED
As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today's generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of "The Complete Eldercare Planner" equips you with reliable, up-to-the-minute information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.
Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing caregiving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of eldercare services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to downloadable forms of key documents, you ll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator . This new edition covers:
Getting started on creating a long-term care plan
Finding help, especially if you live far away
Managing the financial aspects
Talking to elders about sensitive subjects
Senior housing move or stay put?
And many other topics of vital interest to anyone caring for an elder.
About the Author
JOY LOVERDE, a leading consultant in the senior/active adult industry for thirty years, shares her expertise with family members and professionals who want to successfully plan and manage eldercare and caregiving issues. Her work has been featured on "Today, " the CBS "Early Show, " National Public Radio, and in "USA Today, " the "Wall Street Journal, " and "Consumer Reports." She lives in Chicago. Visit her website at ElderIndustry.com.