The Good Caregiver

The Good Caregiver

A One-of-a-kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone Caring for An Aging Loved One

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Penguin Putnam
A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones.

As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared financially, emotionally, and practically for the relentless job they will face.

In The Good Caregiver, world-renowned expert on aging and long- term care Dr.Robert Kane provides a road map for caregiving. More than just a professional expert, Dr. Kane draws on his personal experience of caring for his aging mother after she struggled from a debilitating stroke. Dr. Kane offers heartfelt advice for those learning how to best care for their loved one and how to make thoughtful, informed decisions at each stage of the caring process:

? How does a nursing home differ from assisted living?
? How is a homemaker different from a home health aide?
? How far can you trust a hospital discharge planner?
? What services does Medicare cover, and much, much more

The Good Caregiver equips readers to deal more effectively with the challenges of day-to-day care and to navigate the system itself, including legal, financial, and interpersonal hurdles. Filled with stories and sidebars from other caregivers, The Good Caregiver offers a candid, personal approach to caregiving, providing fearless answers to difficult scenarios with humor and encouragement.

Random House, Inc.
A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones.

As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared financially, emotionally, and practically for the relentless job they will face.

In The Good Caregiver, world-renowned expert on aging and long- term care Dr.Robert Kane provides a road map for caregiving. More than just a professional expert, Dr. Kane draws on his personal experience of caring for his aging mother after she struggled from a debilitating stroke. Dr. Kane offers heartfelt advice for those learning how to best care for their loved one and how to make thoughtful, informed decisions at each stage of the caring process:

? How does a nursing home differ from assisted living?
? How is a homemaker different from a home health aide?
? How far can you trust a hospital discharge planner?
? What services does Medicare cover, and much, much more

The Good Caregiver equips readers to deal more effectively with the challenges of day-to-day care and to navigate the system itself, including legal, financial, and interpersonal hurdles. Filled with stories and sidebars from other caregivers,The Good Caregiver offers a candid, personal approach to caregiving, providing fearless answers to difficult scenarios with humor and encouragement.

Baker & Taylor
The director of the University of Minnesota's Center on Aging offers a survival guide for new caregivers, explaining how to surmount legal, financial and interpersonal challenges and offering personal stories from other caregivers, including his own experiences caring for his mother after she suffered a stroke. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
Highly readable, this book includes not only basic medical information, but useful directions for handling legal and monetary concerns, arranging for a move to a nursing home, and taking good care of oneself. "Points to Ponder" appear at the end of each chapter, and off set boxes appear throughout, often sharing personal stories. Kane (Center on Aging, U. of Minnesota) is not only an expert author and lecturer in the field, but he also had the experience of caring for his mother after she suffered a debilitating stroke. The volume includes an appendix directing the reader to additional resources such as websites, organizations and books. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a survival guide for new caregivers, explaining how to surmount legal, financial, and interpersonal challenges and offering personal stories from other caregivers.

Publisher: New York : Avery, c2011
ISBN: 9781583334225
Branch Call Number: 649.80846 KAN
Characteristics: 328 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ouellette, Jeannine

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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GK 100 K 2011

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