My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare

My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare

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by Luisa Margolies

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Temple University Press
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6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: My Mother's Hip1
Ch. 1Coral Bay Memorial Hospital: "I broke my hips."7
Lesson 1Hip Fracture, the Silent Killer: The New Hip-Fracture Epidemic30
Ch. 2Sacred Heart Hospital: "She's not in her room. She's in therapy right now."49
Lesson 2Advance Directives or Misdirectives?: Interpreting a Parent's Last Wishes90
Ch. 3Home: "I didn't think I would live to come home."98
Lesson 3Who Cares?: Daughters Care for Their Elderly Parents130
Ch. 4The Palms at Palm-Aire: "Everyone here is berserk."148
Lesson 4Nursing Homes Are Dangerous to Your Health: The Medical Model for Housing the Elderly176
Ch. 5Coral Bay II: "You're ready to leave. Your condition is stable."197
Lesson 5Enough Is Enough: Prolonging Living or Prolonging Dying?225
Ch. 6From LovingCare to Victoria Park: "Yes, we have a Medicare bed."237
Lesson 6I'd Rather Age in Place: Residential Design for Elder Living273
Ch. 7Boca Raton Medical Center: "Your mother's condition is critical."286
Lesson 7Who Decides?: Resuscitation and an Equitable Decision297
Ch. 8Heartbroken: "I have only my memories."300
Epilogue: En Route323

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