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Caregiver's Manual: A Guide to Helping the Elderly and Infirm
     

Caregiver's Manual: A Guide to Helping the Elderly and Infirm

by Gene B. Williams, Patie Kay, Gene Williams
 
In 1900, only 4 percent of the U.S. population was sixty-five or older. Ninety years later the percentage reached 12.5. It is estimated that by the year 2050 more than one person out of five (20 percent) will be in the "senior" category. Even more amazing is the centenarian boom predicted within the next sixty years.

Happily, this means our elders will be in our

Overview

In 1900, only 4 percent of the U.S. population was sixty-five or older. Ninety years later the percentage reached 12.5. It is estimated that by the year 2050 more than one person out of five (20 percent) will be in the "senior" category. Even more amazing is the centenarian boom predicted within the next sixty years.

Happily, this means our elders will be in our lives for a long time. But often at a price. Some elders age gracefully, with barely any signs of diminished capacity. Others manifest severe infirmities, and adult children or others may have to step in and care for them in their twilight years. For someone in this position The Caregiver's Manual will be a companion on one of life's most difficult but potentially rewarding journeys.

This book includes everything from practical instructions on the problems of dealing with elderly people to heartfelt advice on the importance of honest communication. It will help someone make the decision whether to take on caregiving in the first place, and if so whether to do it in his or her own home. The book covers a vast array of essential topics, including:

  • Legal and financial aspects of caregiving
  • How to communicate effectively with medical personnel
  • Strategies for coping with the stress of juggling job, family, and caregiving
  • When to draw on community resources, such as hospice care
  • How to set up a house for the ease and safety of an infirm elder
  • How to meet the elder's emotional needs
This book is for anyone who is now or may soon be caring for an elderly loved one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806515977
Publisher:
Carol Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.07(d)

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