You and Your Aging Parents

Guide to Legal, Financial, and Health Care Issues
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375723013
Category: Law
Page: 300
View: 6432

Continue Reading →

In this timely new book, the professionals at the ABA provide comprehensive, clear, and practical guidance on how to plan for and secure aging parents' financial and emotional well-being. The guide covers topics including housing, healthcare, power of attorney, and more.

You and Your Aging Parent

A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems
Author: Barbara Silverstone,Helen Kandel Hyman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042723
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 432
View: 2185

Continue Reading →

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.

Role Reversal

How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents
Author: Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 163152092X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 8659

Continue Reading →

Designed to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges that arise while caregiving for a loved one—especially an aging parent—Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the enormous daily challenges faced by caregivers. In these pages, Waichler blends her personal experience caring for her beloved father with her forty years of expertise as a patient advocate and clinical social worker. The result is a book offering invaluable information on topics ranging from estate planning to grief and anger to building a support network and finding the right level of care for your elderly parent.

You and your aging parent

a guide to understanding emotional, physical, and financial needs
Author: Barbara Silverstone,Helen Hyman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780890431160
Category: Aged
Page: 361
View: 2631

Continue Reading →

You and Your Aging Parents

Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Discovery House Pub
ISBN: 9780929239903
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 147
View: 5600

Continue Reading →

Covers housing, independence, financial problems, health concerns, nursing homes, and emotional support

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers

Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent
Author: Barry J. Jacobs
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237939
Category: Psychology
Page: 261
View: 6054

Continue Reading →

Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.

Crossroads at Midlife

Your Aging Parents, Your Emotions, and Your Self
Author: Frances Cohen Praver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981839
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 164
View: 2312

Continue Reading →

Offers understanding, support, and guidance for people caring for their aging parents and facing the emotional upheaval that may bring--from taboo feelings to the stark realization of one's own mortality.

They're Your Parents, Too!

How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy
Author: Francine Russo
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553907182
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 2363

Continue Reading →

Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life—and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, you will all need to work together. And yet your siblings may have very different ideas from yours of what’s best for Mom and Dad. They may be completely uninterested in helping, leaving you with all the responsibility. Or they may take charge and not allow you to help, or criticize whatever help you do give. Will you and your siblings be able to reach an understanding and work together, or will the challenges you face tear you apart? Most of us enter this period of our lives unprepared for the difficult decisions and delicate negotiations that lie ahead. This is the first book that provides guidance on the transition from the “old” family to the “new” one, especially for adult siblings. Here you’ll find practical advice on a wide range of topics including • Who will make major medical decisions, manage finances, and enforce end-of-life choices if your parents cannot? And how will this be decided and carried out? • How will you negotiate caregiving issues and deal with unequal contributions or power struggles? • How can inheritance and the division of property, assets, and personal effects be handled to minimize hurt feelings and resentment? • How will you cope with the natural reemergence of unresolved childhood rivalries, hurts, and needs? • How can caring for your parents be an enriching experience rather than a thankless chore? • Most important, how can you ensure the best care for your parents while lessening conflict, guilt, anger, and angst? Written by a veteran journalist who chronicles life and how baby boomers live it, They’re Your Parents, Too! offers all the information, insight, and advice you’ll need to make productive choices as you and your siblings begin to assume your parents’ place as the decision-making generation of your family. Filled with expert guidance from gerontologists, family therapists, elder-care attorneys, financial planners, and health workers; resonant real-life stories; and helpful family negotiation techniques, this is an indispensable book for anyone whose parents are aging. From the Hardcover edition.

Saying Goodbye

You & Your Aging Parents
Author: David H. Klein
Publisher: Browntrout Pub
ISBN: 9781563139062
Category: Social Science
Page: 181
View: 7205

Continue Reading →

Offers advice to children of aging parents on dealing with the psychological, emotional, and practical issues associated with aging and impending death

Growing Old

A Handbook for You and Your Aging Parent
Author: David A. Tomb
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: 9780140089882
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 5186

Continue Reading →

Necessary Conversations

Between Families and Their Aging Parents
Author: Gerald Kaufman,L. Marlene Kaufman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680991841
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 200
View: 1434

Continue Reading →

In this timely book, long-time family counselors, Gerald and Marlene Kaufman, urge aging people, their adult children, family members, and other caretakers to talk directly with each other about the decisions that lie ahead as they age. "Do it before a crisis hits," say the Kaufmans. "A good time to start is when the parents retire." Necessary Conversations focuses on four primary areas: Parents' finances Parents' medical care Parents' living arrangements When to stop driving This honest and resourceful guide for aging adults and their family members includes helpful suggestions for starting these conversations and overcoming confrontation.

A Bittersweet Season

Caring for Our Aging Parents--and Ourselves
Author: Jane Gross
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307596680
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
View: 891

Continue Reading →

Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important Facts Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber. From the Hardcover edition.

Doing the Right Thing

Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even If They Didn't Take Care of You
Author: Roberta Satow, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101098821
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 8830

Continue Reading →

Now in paperback, one of the first books to help navigate the profound emotional challenges of caring for elderly parents in a strained parent-child relationship.

Facing the Finish

A Road Map for Aging Parents and Adult Children
Author: Sheri L. Samotin
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1626524416
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 223
View: 6579

Continue Reading →

A guide for aging parents and adult children to navigating later life's transitions.

How to Care for Aging Parents

A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues
Author: Virginia Morris
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761166769
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 671
View: 6877

Continue Reading →

Completely revised and updated, this comforting and authoritative guide offers support and advice for those caring for an elderly relative or friend, incorporating recent medical findings, information on fraud, helpful online resources and "aging in place" technologies. Original.

Remembering Together

A Guidebook for Meaningful Conversations with Your Aging Parents
Author: Lori a Hedderman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523670765
Page: 178
View: 7206

Continue Reading →

As time goes on, the signs of aging become difficult to ignore. Forgetfulness, lack of energy, failing eyesight, hearing loss, and mobility issues are all normal signs of aging. At what point should you intervene? This book will help you to connect with your aging parent in a meaningful way while collecting family memories. Together, you will build upon your current relationship, and get to know your parent on a more personal level in the process. It is realistic to think about learning all you can about your parent in the time that you have left together. If you are in the midst of caring for your elderly parent, this book will be helpful to you. You will gain a deeper understanding of issues your parent may be dealing with. You will identify those people who will be most helpful to you and your parent; as well as be prepared to make certain decisions on your parent's behalf should this become necessary. You will learn how to introduce difficult topics such as end-of-life issues and have conversations regarding decision-making. This is necessary to broach not only with your parent, but also with other members of your family that will be involved. Issues that affect caregiving for a parent include understanding the reversal of roles, family dynamics, proximity to your parent, and resources for help in your area. This book is divided into six sections: Section 1, "An Overview of Caregiving," will introduce you to terms that are often used in the eldercare industry. Medicare and Medicaid will be discussed, as well as navigating the costs of care for your parent. Places that may be of assistance in finding your parent the appropriate care for your specific situation will also be introduced. Section 2, "Issues You May Be Facing," will assist you in evaluating your own needs to avoid burnout. In addition to discussing how to meet your needs as a caregiver, we will cover your past and present relationship with your parent; examine your role in caregiving; discuss sibling issues; living arrangements; and your proximity to your parent's home. You will also conduct a resource assessment to determine who may be helpful in assisting you with the many aspects of caregiving. The definition of an entourage is "A retinue of attendants, associates, or followers." Put simply, whom can you call upon for different needs? Who is in your entourage? Section 3, "Issues Your Parent May Be Facing," covers fear of dependency, physical limitations, health problems, coping with the deaths of friends and other family members, and fear of mental decline, as well as ways that you can help your parent cope. Section 4, "Grief in Adults and In Children," covers both bereavement after a death and anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief is what you may be feeling as your parent declines in physical and mental health. If your parent is losing his mental faculties, loved ones may be grieving for the lost relationship. Anticipatory grief is a reaction to expected loss. Others who know your parent may also be grieving, including siblings and grandchildren. Section 5, "Documenting Important Decisions," discusses several difficult topics that you may need to address with your parent. There are decisions to be made in many areas. You must think through legal and medical decisions, as well as financial considerations. At some point, you may need to discuss end-of-life care and funeral arrangements. As difficult as the whole process may be, it is essential to begin now. Section 6, "Meaningful Conversations," is a workbook of activities and ideas to help you to make the best of your remaining time and your relationship with your parent.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

When Love Is Not Enough
Author: Barbara Deane
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780891095781
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 276
View: 9274

Continue Reading →

If you provide care for your elderly parents, this book will give you the helpful information you need. Includes resource lists.

The Family Guide to Aging Parents

Answers to Your Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Questions
Author: Carolyn Rosenblatt
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 9781939629579
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 280
View: 1459

Continue Reading →

There are more than 43 million adult family caregivers caring for their aging parents and family members in the United States alone. While Boomers are about to enjoy retirement and the freedoms that come with a life well lived, the responsibility of caring for their aging parents is a key issue they unexpectedly face. The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents is the complete guide to help the caregiver understand the issues and be prepared for the realities. Covering everything from legal issues to what to do when your aging parent still wants to drive, The Boomer's Guide provides clear counsel for giving loving care and enjoying life after retirement.