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When Your Parent Moves In: Every Adult Child's Guide to Living with an Aging Parent

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So you thought you?d never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children?and changing everything. Making room?physically, emotionally, and financially?for an elderly parent can push families to their limits. This book helps family members deal with the far-reaching implications such a move can have on every aspect of a family?s life. Written by an acclaimed expert and medical educator who?s been there, this straightforward guide ...

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Overview

So you thought you’d never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children—and changing everything. Making room—physically, emotionally, and financially—for an elderly parent can push families to their limits. This book helps family members deal with the far-reaching implications such a move can have on every aspect of a family’s life. Written by an acclaimed expert and medical educator who’s been there, this straightforward guide walks families through the planning and execution necessary to make it work. They will learn how to:

  • Assess the pros and cons of an aging parent moving in
  • Anticipate and avoid possible pitfalls
  • Streamline and smooth the transition
  • Manage and protect everyone’s assets
  • Create a new family dynamic without destroying your marriage and other family relationships
With personal stories, case studies, and expert quotes, this book offers families the skills and strategies they need for an easy and harmonious transition.
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This well-written, easy-to-understand manual for those faced with an elderly parent moving in employs personal stories and case studies to produce excellent advice for a smooth transition to a new family dynamic. The authors explore day-to-day issues, such as emotional and financial problems, that are likely to arise. Particularly helpful are the glossary of elder care terms, elder care checklist, and financial planning worksheets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605500126
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 7/18/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,448,359
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


David Horgan is an award-winning medical educator, filmmaker and director who shares his firsthand account of what to do, what not to do, and what can happen (the good and the bad) when a parent moves in. He has been interviewed on this subject by USA Today and ABC News. Horgan has been repeatedly interviewed by NPR, ABC, NBC, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Entertainment Weekly, and other media outlets.

Shira Block is a popular lecturer, freelance writer and personal coach. She is the author of The Way Home and Step-by-Step Miracles: A Practical Guide to Achieving Your Dream. She has a master’s degree in psychology and counseling.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

1 When They Can No Longer Care for Themselves 1

2 The Moving-In Quiz 17

3 Expect the Unexpected 53

4 Setting the Stage for Success 71

5 Managing and Protecting Your Parent's Assets 81

6 The Big Move 113

7 Your Newly Expanded Family 125

8 Creating and Maintaining Family Harmony 137

9 Your Parent's Perspective 147

10 Preserving Core Family Unity 167

11 Coming to Terms with Your Decision 185

Conclusion 195

Appendix A Glossary of Eldercare Terms 197

Appendix B Additional Resources 213

Appendix C Eldercare Checklists 217

Appendix D Your Parent's Financial Statement 227

Index 230

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