Assisted Living For Our Parents

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A compelling navigation through the questions, problems, and risks involved in choosing an assisted living facility. Winner of the 2007 American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in the categories of public policy and creative writing. A compelling navigation through the questions, problems, and risks involved in choosing an assisted living facility. Winner of the 2007 American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in the categories of public policy and creative writing.

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Overview

A compelling navigation through the questions, problems, and risks involved in choosing an assisted living facility. Winner of the 2007 American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in the categories of public policy and creative writing. A compelling navigation through the questions, problems, and risks involved in choosing an assisted living facility. Winner of the 2007 American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in the categories of public policy and creative writing.

"This excellent and accurate personal documentation by a long-distance caregiver as he 'travels' with his mother from her fierce independence to dependence is a very helpful guide to assist us as we care for our loved ones in their advanced years - and plan ahead for ourselves."

- Hon. Dorcas R. Hardy, Former Commissioner of Social Security and 2005 White House Conference on Aging Chair

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462058006
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Jay Baum has retired as Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ontario. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Final Plateau: The Betrayal of Our Older Citizens and Toward a Free Housing Market. Carol Levine is the director of the United Hospital Fund's Families and Health Care Project and the author of Always On Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Carol Levine     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     1
Choice     7
Moving Day     29
The Early Years at Glengrove     47
The Staff and the Boss     71
Health     97
The End of My Mother's Life     122
Assisted Living Can Succeed     150
For Ourselves     181
Selecting an ALF: A Checklist     197
Notes     203
Index     209
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