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There's No Place like A Nursing Home: 4 Powerful Steps That Will Change Your Life
     

There's No Place like A Nursing Home: 4 Powerful Steps That Will Change Your Life

by Karen S. Shoff
 

Four powerful steps begun in one's middle years will allow readers to avoid a future nursing home placement. This plan preserves assets and removes the burden of caregiving from loved ones. All will be able to receive the highest level of care in dignity at home.

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Four powerful steps begun in one's middle years will allow readers to avoid a future nursing home placement. This plan preserves assets and removes the burden of caregiving from loved ones. All will be able to receive the highest level of care in dignity at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971684706
Publisher:
Karen S. Shoff
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

Lenore J. Weitzman
This exciting book could save your life! We all know about the potential crises of aging, but few of us know how to avoid them, or how to cope when we - or our parents - face an unexpected emergency and are told that a nursing home is the only answer. But Karen Shoff shows us how to cope, how to plan, and how to stay in control. It is easy to read, optimistic and sensible, and full of loving, caring, life-affirming help.
— Robinson Professor of Sociology and Law, George Mason University and author of The Marriage Contract and The Divorce Revolution
Steven H. Zarit
There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home gives a tour of the hard realities of long term care in America today. Karen Shoff combines the talents of a skilled geriatric social worker with extensive knowledge of ho to plan and pay for long term care.. The message of the book is to face the challenges of old age with a plan, so that you can have control over what happens to you or your loved ones. This is a book that everyone with an older parent or who is growing older themselves should read.
— Professor of Human Development and Assistant Director of the Gerontology Center, The Pennsylvania State University
Michael Medved
Only a person who has seen Karen Shoff in action can truly appreciate her enthusiasm for life and her dedication to others. Karen advised and guided our family through the tangle of detail involved in caring for our mother in her own home during her final illness. I have rarely met a person so completely concerned for the dignity and well-being of others. She is one of today's leading experts on aging and long-term care issues. This book is indispensable for anyone who is aging - and that is all of us.
— Nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author
Feinstein, Eben
I wholeheartedly endorse Karen Shoff's empowering and confident approach to long term care planning. In today's health care environment, it is crucial that individuals plan ahead and take control of their decision making. This book should be read by all internists and family practice physicians caring for patients, who will some day benefit from the excellent ideas presented in this book.
— Chairman, Department of Medicine Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California
William J. Goode
Karen Shoff's book throws a lifeline to America's adult population.
— Professor emeritus, Stanford University former president of the American Sociological Association and author of World Revolution in Family Patterns
Pierce-Miller, Sandra
In her book, There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home, Ms. Shoff has applied a special talent for writing along with her personal experience with long-term care and long-term care insurance, to provide people with tools that will help them remain in their homes when they need long-term care. Especially appealing is that Ms. Shoff has gone beyond sharing important information on long-term care insurance, and provided sound, vital advice that will help people ensure that they and their loved ones receive the care they need from caregivers that they can trust.
— State of California Department of Health Services Director, California Partnership for Long-Term Care
Nelson, Hannah
There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home is the quintessential primer on long-term care - a map with a moral compass on how to navigate the treacherous highways of growing old, ill or infirm, while still staying in the driver's seat for the distance. Karen Shoff's knowledge is matched by her compassion: ingredients that make this book an authoritative and balanced expert presentation. Indeed, the author is an 'inside expert' on a subject that every one of us needs to master. This is not a title that will stay on the shelf: It contains seminal information for consumers and professionals alike. "This book is a wake-up call - it will make you think seriously about how you want to manage your life after age 55. As so many of our financial assumptions are overturned by changes in the economy, it becomes imperative to take charge of our affairs. There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home walks you through the realities of the average nursing home experience, providing a graphic and chilling factual explanation of why nursing homes represent the most restrictive environment for care (and poor economic value, to boot!). "In happy contrast, the author offers hope by debunking the myths of home care and long term care insurance, giving you all the information you need to make informed decisions about what is best for you. It is very much a book about self-determination and empowerment. Autonomy in your senior years? Now it's possible. "I salute Karen Shoff's courage in writing a vital book whose time has come, and for her generosity in sharing her encyclopedic fund of knowledge with the public.
— Chief of Staff Jacobi Medical Center, New York

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