Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones
Providing eldercare while holding down a stressful job and a busy home life is a recipe for burnout. It is the worst climate in which to make thoughtful, informed decisions that have significant impact on the quality of life of an aging parent. The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide, written by one of Canada's foremost experts on eldercare, will provide the advice people need to make tough decisions about their loved ones, including:
- Housing—can your loved ones live independently or do they need some form of assisted living?
- Finances—are they in place to guarantee quality of life?
- Legal and estate planning—do not wait for a crisis to plan around these issues
- Medical needs—find out what resources are available to meet different levels of care
- Independence and mobility—learn how to balance your parents' need for independence against the realities of their health situation.
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About the Author
Caroline Tapp-McDougall is the publisher of Solutions magazine, a Canadian publication dedicated to the wellness of seniors, their caregivers and family. The author has a background in health care communications and extensive editorial experience in the areas of health, wellness, and medical writing. She is also a respected speaker at conferences and events across Canada and hosts a daily radio health segment. Caroline and her brother provide care for her mother, who is stroke-disabled and living in a long-term care facility. Ms. Tapp-McDougall is also the mother of three and resides with her family in Toronto, Ontario.
Table of Contents
Author's Note: The Joy of Caregiving.
Chapter 1: Coming to Terms with Our Parents' Aging.
Chapter 2: Plan Ahead—Not on the Fly!
Chapter 3: Housing Options for Dependent Parents.
Chapter 4: Home Safe Home: Safety Measures and Accessibility.
Chapter 5: Hiring Help in Your Elder's Home.
Chapter 6: Long-Distance Caregiving.
Chapter 7: When the chips Are Down: Crisis Management.
Chapter 8: Daily Living Redefined.
Chapter 9: Mobility Matters.
Chapter 10: The Role of the Family Doctor.
Chapter 11: The financial Side of Caregiving.
Chapter 12: Legally Speaking: Legal and Estate Planning for Elders.
Chapter 13: Holidays Family Style.
Chapter 14: Taking Care of Yourself.
Chapter 15: In the End.
Appendix 1: Veterans Affairs: Lest We Forget.
Appendix 2: Questions and Answers.
Appendix 3: Common Health Concerns of Older Adults.
Appendix 4: Tips and Tests.
Appendix 5: Respite Caregiver Checklist.
Appendix 6: Who's Who in Eldercare.
Appendix 7: Room by Room.