Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years

... Book on aging written expressly for children who want to help their elderly parents.

Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years

... Book on aging written expressly for children who want to help their elderly parents.

Parenting Your Parents

Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process.

Parenting Your Parents

Help and Hope for the Hard Road Ahead If you are currently providing care for your aging parents or facing the prospect of doing so in the near future, you are definitely not alone. Dr. Grant Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have been there, having given care during their dads’ last days. They know the stress and uncertainty you face. Through their story and those of other caregivers, Grant and Tammy share research and practical tips to aid you in dealing with everyday caregiving struggles and situations. You will learn how to decide which care is best, prepare legal documents, handle family disputes, and much more. They will also share encouragement and advice from the Bible. You’ll discover that with God’s help, you can make it through even the most difficult days in your journey. Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process. And remember, as you give care to your parents, your Heavenly Father is always caring for you.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the ...

Caring for Your Aging Parents

The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children. This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents

A guide for adult children of aging parents addresses such issues as guilt, long-distance caregiving, monetary concerns, and other practical and emotional issues.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents

A guide for adult children of aging parents addresses such issues as guilt, long-distance caregiving, monetary concerns, and other practical and emotional issues.

Caregiving as Your Parents Age

Offering simple strategies, invaluable resources, and sensible advice, Caregiving as Your Parents Age is the beneficial guide to handling the many problems and concerns that can arise during this challenging time-for you and your parents ...

Caregiving as Your Parents Age

A guide for children caring for their aging parents offers practical advice on medical conditions, medical insurance and prescription drug costs, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, resources available for assistance, and the physical, intellectual, and emotional aspects of aging. Reprint.

You and Your Aging Parent

First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic--the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and financial difficulties ...

You and Your Aging Parent

First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic--the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and financial difficulties that elderly parents and their children face during the senior years. Marking the 30th anniversary of this highly popular book, the new and revised edition addresses the changes that have taken place in the last three decades, but it still embraces the authors' fundamental insight--that the difficulties and challenges of the aging process are as much a family affair as in any other phase of life. Both a sensitive exploration of the dynamics of the aging family relationship (between parent and child, and sibling and sibling) and an authoritative how-to guide for seniors and their families navigating the practical problems of growing old in America, You and Your Aging Parent has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research findings and changes affecting older adults, including in health care and social services. The book also includes a running commentary by Bob Morris--playwright, author, and humorist--who provides insightful and entertaining observations about his trials and tribulations with his own parents as they aged, serving as a contemporary voice for the middle-aged caregiver of today. As the first of the baby boom generation turns 60 and their increasingly frail parents approach late retirement and final decline, this new and updated edition of You and Your Aging Parent will answer their need for authoritative, practical information about this major phase of life.

It s Because I Love You

At this time, your mother is undergoing cancer treatment and she requires care,
which has been given by your dad. You have not had a friendly ... Has my
parents made any arrangements for their senior years? • Can either of my
parents ...

 It s Because I Love You

Offers those caring for an aging loved one practical advice to help them cope with the day-to-day challenges they might face.

The Caregiver s Survival Handbook

A practical handbook for women confronting the problems of caring for an aging parent explains how to deal with the changing parent/child roles, foster aging parents' independence, get help from other family members, find time for oneself, ...

The Caregiver s Survival Handbook

A practical handbook for women confronting the problems of caring for an aging parent explains how to deal with the changing parent/child roles, foster aging parents' independence, get help from other family members, find time for oneself, and balance work, family, and caregiving responsibilities. Original.

Caring for Your Parents

the. Pros. a. Chance. No matter how committed you may be to taking care of your
parents by yourself, give serious consideration to programs outside the home,
such as those provided by senior centers, adult day centers, and respite care.

Caring for Your Parents

"Practical advice you can trust from the experts at AARP"--Cover.

The Parent Care Conversation

By first addressing the emotional aspects of long-term care that take into account the parents feelings and wishes, then integrating the practical and financial components, this book will open the door for a critical exchange of information ...

The Parent Care Conversation

A comprehensive and empathetic program for addressing, planning, and putting into effect long-term parent care. Long-term care for aging parents is a sensitive, often difficult, but ultimately inevitable issue all of us must face. The Parent Care Conversation offers a step-by-step approach for families to follow that will enable them to develop workable plans of action. By first addressing the emotional aspects of long-term care that take into account the parents’ feelings and wishes, then integrating the practical and financial components, this book will open the door for a critical exchange of information and honest discussion among adult children and their aging parents that has long been the major roadblock to successful elder care. Filled with factual information, useful tips, real-life stories, and practical exercises, The Parent Care Conversation provides a proactive and collaborative solution to the long-term care issues that eventually everyone must face.

When Your Aging Parent Needs Care

Build on your parent's background. What did your parent enjoy years ago, even if
she never used it in a career field? Consider the following possibilities: Bible
study groups—transportation may be available. Senior activity centers—there are
 ...

When Your Aging Parent Needs Care

In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an elderly parent. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley draw from their personal experiences to speak to and support those who face the challenges of caring for a parent. With compassion and guidance, Arrington and Atchley partner with readers to help a parent with limited mobility, memory, ability, and resources draw from the wisdom of Scripture for sustenance understand the elderly parent's perspective on giving up control, illness, and aging effectively organize forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances find personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family What begins as a way to honor those they love becomes, for many, a confusing and stressful time. This resource of hope provides caregivers with the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.

Caregiving 101

Even if your parent doesn't have much of an estate, there are always papers to
file for pensions, social security, ... I had a friend who was in a retirement
community and was able to live comfortably and enjoy her senior years on her
fixed ...

Caregiving 101

Caregiving 101, is a must read for all caregivers of senior adults.

Honor for Aging Parents

She encountered firsthand many common health concerns for senior citizens. In Honor for Aging Parents, she shares her experiences as a care provider and the information she gleaned from that role.

Honor for Aging Parents

As an only child, author Judy Collins Hale served as the primary support for both of her aging parents during any illness, medical treatment, or hospitalization. She encountered firsthand many common health concerns for senior citizens. In Honor for Aging Parents, she shares her experiences as a care provider and the information she gleaned from that role. From driving ability to money management and personal hygiene, she offers a look at a host of topics regarding providing care to seniors: understanding the general signs of aging; common health problems for senior adults; honoring the aging with the gift of companionship; staying young at heart; knowing your heritage and roots; independent living versus assisted living; equipment and helpful resources; signs of dementia/Alzheimer’s; basic tips for daily care; the process of dying; grief; and moving forward. In this journal, Hale offers tips, advice, and guidance for those who need to make important decisions about health care, finances, lifestyle changes, and possibly assisted living arrangements as loved ones reach their senior years.

How to Care for Aging Parents

Featured on Oprah and Good Morning America, winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, and hailed as an "excellent resource" by the Family Caregiver Alliance, How To Care For Aging Parents is completely revised, updated, and expanded, ...

How to Care for Aging Parents

Thoroughly updated and expanded, a compassionate, single-volume reference to the many emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues associated with caring for aging parents covers such areas as nursing homes, finances, finding a good doctor, legal arrangements, redefining parental relationships, and handling emotional challenges. Original.

How To Start A Senior Day Care Home Business

On the other end, you may not be able to overcome feelings of guilt for not being
at your parent's side in their illness. ... the hundreds of billions of dollars spent by
the government each year, the amount of cash spent by elder on their own care ...

How To Start A Senior Day Care Home Business


Elderly Parent Caregiver Guide

Support. Encouraging your parents to become active in local senior community
groups is a great way to provide caregiving, especially before they show decline
or develop a medical condition. Many communities have Senior Centers that offer
 ...

Elderly Parent Caregiver Guide

Elderly Parent Caregiver 101 is the ultimate guide for adult children who are or will become their parents’ caregivers. Filled with valuable information and ideas, this book offers hope, support, and plenty of practical advice for anyone caring for their elderly parents. Each chapter describes a different area of caregiving, including: • Becoming a Caregiver • Medical Providers • Facility Care • Caregiver Support • Financial Concerns • Medical Devices • Special Circumstances • End of Life As the author guides you through the maze of caregiving, she shares her knowledge as a nurse and examples from her own journey of caregiving for her elderly parents. This book defines medical terms, explains insurance options, and highlights the many tools available to caregivers. Through these topics, you’ll gain the understanding needed to be a caregiver for your elderly parents. Each section offers helpful information and true insights only a caregiver can provide. The tips in every chapter are practical facts and advice for every area of your caregiving. You are not alone in your caregiving journey. Don’t struggle without having the best resource for knowing everything you need to know about caring for your elderly parents. This guide is your trusted companion for that journey. About the Expert Rebecca Rehak, LPN, is a nurse, writer, and public speaker who has worked in the medical field for over 20 years, including kidney dialysis, community health, and Memory Care. As a public speaker, she helped advance programs for dialysis access care and currently teaches science camps for children. Her work has touched the lives of thousands of people. After caring for both her elderly parents, she now devotes much of her time to writing articles, blogs, and providing support for other caregivers. She and her husband live with their big, furry dog in Wisconsin. The author would like to thank the doctors and staff at Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Horizon Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to both her parents. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

Caring for Your Elderly Parent

The implications of this are not just political; they are very personal.

Caring for Your Elderly Parent

We are part of the first generation in human history that could spend more time caring for our elderly parents than we did caring for our children. Today, more than two million Australians are over 70 years of age; by the year 2050 seniors are likely to make up almost 30 percent of the population. As our population increases and ages, we need more government funding of aged care, more home help services, more hostels and nursing homes, more palliative care and more people willing to take care of seniors living well into advanced old age. The implications of this are not just political; they are very personal. At some stage in life, most of us will help an elderly friend, parent, partner, relative or spouse make important decisions about their health and wellbeing, housing, care, finances, legal affairs and end of life care. About one in eight Australians provides unpaid care to a disabled, frail or sick family member. Carers' work is the foundation of the aged care system in Australia, yet we often come to the role with little experience or knowledge of what it means to grow old, frail and lose independence, what kind of help older people need, what care is available in Australia and how to access it. This new book has been written for any Australian who loves and cares for an elderly parent or other person, who is suddenly responsible for an elderly person's wellbeing, or who simply wants to prepare for the future. It includes practical strategies for assessing older people's needs; dealing with family dynamics; finding home help; preventing falls and other accidents; moving into an aged care home; managing financial and legal affairs; and getting the best possible medical and end-of- life care. Filled with practical information to help Australian families plan ahead, make wise decisions and manage the inevitable crises, Caring For Your Elderly Parent is the most comprehensive guide to planning aged care available.

Let s Talk The Care Years

The guide-book also offers numerous thought-provoking planning strategies for all age groups, insightful and entertaining anecdotes, current available resources, valuable health-related hints and encouraging messages for Canadian families.

Let s Talk   The Care Years

A first-of-its kind in Canada, written by a Canadian, for Canadians! A new all-inclusive 600+ page guidebook based on one family's decade long journey "A must-read for boomers with aging parents, soon-to-be retirees, and young seniors!" "Long-term care, not a sexy, trendy issue in Canada But when (not if) the time comes, hits a family like a tsunami!" As a result of her family's roller-coaster experiences emotionally and organizationally and her shocking discoveries financially, Patty, an only child, chronicled her 10-year long journey with both her aging parents, in her detailed 600+ page guidebook, "Let's Talk-The Care-Years, Taking Care Of Our Parents/Planning For Ourselves" - a first-of-its-kind in Canada, written by a Canadian, for Canadians. Patty learned her lessons the hard-way when her aging parents' health propelled her unprepared into the caregiver role and tells all, as she down-sized her career; went through scores of live-in, government, shift, and respite caregivers; cried buckets of tears; navigated our health system's maze of programs and services; agonized over her parents' unexpected physical and mental health conditions; faced startling care-related crises simultaneously during at-home and nursing home care; and constantly scrambled to pay the bills, month-by month...year after year. Her newly released 600+ page guidebook -- described as "a must-read for boomers with aging parents, soon-to-be retirees, and young seniors in our country" -- provides practical, step-by-step suggestions on the key-care-related topics, which a daughter-son-spouse-senior may be tackling now - or will later have to handle during this stage in their own or loved one's lives. The key topics include how to: respond to emergencies; hire, adjust to, and work with a variety of caregivers; discover and apply for government assistance programs and services; care from a distance (when living out of town); deal with worrisome medications; make an-at-home living environment safe; decide on aging-in-place and nursing home care; put required and necessary documents in order; organize household budgets; ensure financial accountability; serve as an advocate at key times; balance work and a family with caregiving duties and obligations; say good-bye and go forwards when care ends; calculate the real costs of care; assess the funding options available; and review one's present attitudes and circumstances regarding one's own retirement and personal care required for living a long life. The guide-book also offers numerous thought-provoking planning strategies for all age groups, insightful and entertaining anecdotes, current available resources, valuable health-related hints and encouraging messages for Canadian families. After speaking with thousands of Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia, Patty is convinced that there is a colossal care-years information gap in our country, "To prepare for the challenges of this 21st Century ageing phenomenon, Canadians need to be aware of the enormous impacts of caring for their aging parents/in-laws, caring for an aging spouse, and finally, caring for oneself...when (not if) the time comes." "Let me assure you, it is a big mistake to put this issue on the back-burner, to maintain an attitude that hinders you from addressing the topic and doing some talking and planning around it with your family...you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones -- guarantee your independence, enjoy peace of mind ...we have so much to gain by taking a bit of time to educate ourselves."

The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care

For most of your parent's life, he or she handled his or her own medical care
alone or with the input of a spouse. When you feel that you want or need to be
involved with your parent's medical care, it can be difficult to figure out just how
you will ...

The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care

Navigates the world of health-care services and long-term care facilities for the reader or for the reader's aging parents

The Making of an Elder Culture

In the years to come, these patterns of elder dependence will shift, but not in
ways that favor voluntary home care. ... This means they will reach their senior
years about the time their children are starting their own families. ... Instead of
being sandwiched between dependent children and parents, caregivers, with
fewer siblings to help out, will be overlapped and overwhelmed by
responsibilities that can ...

The Making of an Elder Culture

"It is a brilliant and highly original thesis. I commend Roszak for writing the book." - Tom Pochari, World Affairs Monthly "...sense of optimisim that comes out in this book, where Roszak champions the possibility of restoring that lost commitment to the ideals of libertion." Tom Hartley The Summer of Love. Vietnam. Woodstock. These are the milestones of the baby boomer generation Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 breakthrough book The Making of a Counter Culture. Part of an unprecedented longevity revolution, those boomers form the most educated, most socially conscientious, politically savvy older generation the world has ever seen. And they are preparing for Act Two. The Making of an Elder Culture reminds the boomers of the creative role they once played in our society and of the moral and intellectual resources they have to draw upon for radical transformation in their later years. Seeing the experience of aging as a revolution in consciousness, it predicts an “elder insurgency” where boomers return to take up what they left undone in their youth. Freed from competitive individualism, military-industrial bravado, and the careerist rat race, who better to forge a compassionate economy? Who better positioned not only to demand Social Security and Medicare for themselves, but to champion “Entitlements for Everyone”? Fusing the green, the gray, and the just, Eldertown can be an achievable, truly sustainable future. Part demographic study, part history, part critique, and part appeal, Theodore Roszak’s take on the imminent transformation of our world is as wise as it is inspired—and utterly appealing. Theodore Roszak is the author of fifteen books, including the 1969 classic The Making of a Counter Culture. He is professor emeritus of history at California State University, and lives in Berkeley, California.