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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide
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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide

by Hugh Delehanty, Elinor Ginzler, Mary Pipher (Foreword by)
 
Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents age. This eye-opening book guides readers through a new, creative approach to caregiving that turns familial duty into a journey of emotional

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Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents age. This eye-opening book guides readers through a new, creative approach to caregiving that turns familial duty into a journey of emotional development and resolution.
Based on a 32-page National Magazine Award-nominated special feature, Caring for Your Parents documents the innovative ways that real people cope with this age-old issue. Throughout the book you will find useful, field-tested recommendations from AARP’s staff of experts. Topics explored in depth run the gamut from locating quality health care and dealing with the bureaucracy of Medicare to avoiding consumer scams, organizing caregiving from afar, and planning the disposition of an estate. There are tips on designing your parents’ house to make it more elder-friendly, navigating the hidden dangers of assisted living, and dealing with the invisible sibling issue. A resource guide in each chapter lists help lines, websites, and consumer action groups.
Thirty million Americans are looking for a new, more effective approach to eldercare. Caring for Your Parents is the answer.

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Over 30 million Americans are struggling to confront the complex problems inherent in taking care of their elderly parents. AARP, the largest organization for people age 50 and over, has tapped its deep wellspring of expertise to construct this 250-plus-page guide. Topics covered in depth include: locating quality health care; avoiding consumer scams; planning the disposition of an estate; redesigning personal quarters; solving problems with assisted living; and confronting family emotional issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402758577
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
AARP Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.72(d)

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