The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide: Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones

The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide: Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones

by Caroline Tapp-McDougall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470834497
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 2.17(w) x 3.35(h) x 29.53(d)

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.

Introduction.

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.

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