Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

by Paul Hogan, Lori Hogan
     
 

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A USA Today BESTSELLER!

"Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care."
MEHMET OZ, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care Guide

Choosing the best care for your aging

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A USA Today BESTSELLER!

"Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care."
MEHMET OZ, M.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care Guide

Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource—written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors—guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by step, so you can make better informed decisions and be confident that the senior in your life is receiving the best care possible. Checklists and diagnostics will help you:

  • Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice
  • Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks

"This is not just another book about caring for aging parents. It's a great reference you'll use again and again. Stages doesn't shy away from the hard questions. Rather, it shows you how to confront them."—SUZANNE MINTZ, President/CEO, National Family Caregivers Association

"Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

All of the authors' profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.

Paul and Lori Hogan founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. Now with 850 offices in 15 countries, Home Instead is recognized as a global leader and authority on senior care. Visit them at www.stagesofseniorcare.com.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Using their experience running a successful international company providing in-home, non-medical services for seniors, husband-and-wife founders of Home Instead Senior Care offer a helpful guide for families choosing among home care-giving and other assisted-living options for aging or ailing parents. The Hogans believe in helping seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, and knowledge is their most powerful tool in securing that goal; this well-researched volume is packed with information, advice and resources aimed at managing and ameliorating the sadness, confusion, guilt and anxiety of making quality-of-life decisions for a loved one. Emphasizing the need for planning, the Hogans offer a list of signs that indicate it's time to consider additional care, as well as a thorough exploration of the options, including pros and cons, questions to ask and other factors when choosing among home care, senior centers, assisted living and nursing homes. The Hogans also consider options for children who live far away from their parents, and advice on what to do when siblings find themselves in disagreement. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects, including funeral services and bereavement.
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Library Journal
As the baby boomers hit retirement age, these volumes can provide valuable information to them and their families. The Hogans (founders, Home Instead Senior Care) demonstrate that options for senior care have proliferated but require careful planning, evaluation, and financial resources. They provide advice for adult children on how to initiate conversations about changes in abilities and living arrangements and stress the importance of planning early, before a crisis situation arises. Also explained are the advantages and limitations of various types of living accommodations, such as adaptations of independent living spaces, independent-living communities, assisted-living facilities, senior and day centers, nursing homes, and care at home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071625432
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
12/06/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
535,359
File size:
3 MB

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