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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ISBN-10: 1592132383

ISBN-13: 9781592132386

Pub. Date: 02/13/2004

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Temple University Press
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New Edition
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: My Mother's Hip1
Chapter 1Coral Bay Memorial Hospital: "I broke my hips"7
Lesson 1Hip Fracture, the Silent Killer: The New Hip-Fracture Epidemic30
Chapter 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
Chapter 3Home: "I didn't think I would live to come home"98
Lesson 3Who Cares? Daughters Care for Their Elderly Parents130
Chapter 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
Chapter 5Coral Bay II: "You're ready to leave. Your condition is stable"197
Lesson 5Enough Is Enough: Prolonging Living or Prolonging Dying?225
Chapter 6From LovingCare to Victoria Park: "Yes, we have a Medicare bed"237
Lesson 6I'd Rather Age in Place: Residential Design for Elder Living273
Chapter 7Boca Raton Medical Center: "Your mother's condition is critical"286
Lesson 7Who Decides? Resuscitation and an Equitable Decision297
Chapter 8Heartbroken: "I have only my memories"300
Epilogue: En Route323

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My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A sincere look of real life experiences in dealing with a frail parent. This book is a must read for anyone. I really recommend this book to anyone, not just if you have a frail parent. There are wonderful lessons to learn from, and just the type of book once you start reading you wont stop.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Mothers Hip is a well-written journey into the world of eldercare. Motivated by love, the author encounters the frustrating complexities of the current healthcare system, as she tries to aid each of her aging parents. This is a must-read, as our aging population increases, and family members are sure to encounter similar experiences