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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide
     

Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide

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by Hugh Delehanty, Elinor Ginzler, Mary Pipher (Foreword by)
 

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Filled with inspiring stories from real people and packed with creative ideas, this thought-provoking book shows readers how to transform caregiving into an act of spiritual growth and personal discovery.

Drawing on AARP's deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP's Caring for Your Parents explains how to help your elderly parents improve

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Filled with inspiring stories from real people and packed with creative ideas, this thought-provoking book shows readers how to transform caregiving into an act of spiritual growth and personal discovery.

Drawing on AARP's deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP's Caring for Your Parents explains how to help your elderly parents improve their lives-with a difference. By revealing the wealth of knowledge we stand to learn from other cultures-specifically, those that venerate elders as keepers of priceless wisdom-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 in which real people are coping with this age-old issue. Throughout the book you will also find useful, field-tested recommendations from AARP's staff of experts. Topics explored in depth run the gamut from locating quality health care to avoiding consumer scams to planning the disposition of an estate. There are also 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. By including the wisdom of ancient cultures within the pages of this thoroughly modern guide, the editors of AARP The Magazine have provided lessons that can be adapted to any family situation in a profoundly personal way.

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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:
9781402735592
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
AARP Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are now facing elder care on his parents and mine. I feel so helpless and hate to start this difficult process. This book has lists, how to bring up topics, how to handle the questions, answers. I am at the start of this process, but i feel suddenly that i am ready to face forward and take this on. It will not be a fun part of my life, but I am determined to protect my dad and my in-laws from losing homes and making strange decisions. We are also facing dementia and not going to wait until they are out of control.