Care Managers: Working With The Aging Family

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Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family addresses the unmet needs of care managers working with aging clients as well as the client's entire family. With its in-depth focus on the “ aging family system, this book fills a gap for medical case managers and geriatric care managers giving them tools to better meet the treatment goals of aging clients and their families, as the older clients move through the continuum of care in institutional based settings or community based settings.

Care Managers: Working With the Aging Family uniquely focuses on helping the entire family unit through the process of death and dying, helping midlife siblings to work together to render care to aging parents. It adds proven techniques to the care manager repertoire such as family meetings, forgiveness, technology, and care giver assessment. It offers multiple tools to do an effective care plan so that both the needs of the family and the older client are met.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763755850
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 1,084,383
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction What is the Aging Family? Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo

Sect. I Care Managers Working with the Aging Family in the Medical System 1

Ch. 1 Care Managers-Navigating Families Through the Hospital to Home Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo 3

Ch. 2 Care Managers Helping Aging Families Communicate with a Physician Catherine M. Mullahy Mullahy, Catherine M. 25

Sect. II Care Managers Working with Aging Family Issues 33

Ch. 3 Working with Long-Distance Families: Tools the Care Manager Can Use Julie Menack Menack, Julie 35

Ch. 4 Assessing the Caregiver Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo 91

Ch. 5 Tools to Support Family Caregivers Steven Barlam Barlam, Steven Bunni Dybnis Dybnis, Bunni 125

Ch. 6 Family Meetings and the Aging Family Rita Ghatak Ghatak, Rita 157

Ch. 7 Working with Couples Anne Rosenthal Rosenthal, Anne 181

Ch. 8 Working with Adult Aging Siblings Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo Kali Cress Peterson Peterson, Kali Cress 199

Ch. 9 Dying, Grief, and Burial in the Aging Family Diane M. LeVan LeVan, Diane M. Gwen Lazo Harris Harris, Gwen Lazo 229

Sect. III Care Managers Working with Clinical Aging Family Issues 265

Ch. 10 Loss, Dependence, Filial Maturity, and Homeostasis in the Aging Family Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo Leonie Nowitz Nowitz, Leonie 267

Ch. 11 Entitlement in the Dysfunctional Family Claudia Fine Fine, Claudia Nick Newcombe Newcombe, Nick 291

Ch. 12 Forgiveness with the Aging Family Cathy Jo Cress Cress, Cathy Jo Frederic Luskin Luskin, Frederic 311

Index 333

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