Eldercare For Dummies

Eldercare For Dummies

by Rachelle Zukerman
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Eldercare For Dummies by Rachelle Zukerman

Cope with legal, financial, and medical issues

Minimize anxiety and stress and make the later years golden

Need help caring for an elderly loved one? This sensitive, reassuring guide provides strategies for assessing older persons' needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety, and enhancing quality of life - all while respecting their dignity. You'll see how to manage physical disabilities and chronic health problems, evaluate nursing homes, and help elders control their destinies.

The Dummies Way

• Explanations in plain English

• "Get in, get out" information

• Icons and other navigational aids

• Tear-out cheat sheet

• Top ten lists

• A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764524691
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/05/2003
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 785,796
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rachelle Zukerman, PhD (Woodland Hills, CA), is a gerontologist, licensed clinical social worker, and Associate Professor of Social Welfare at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Dr. Zukerman taught clinical gerontology as a visiting professor at Hong Kong University and was a 1998—99 Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan where she taught counseling methods for elderly clients and their families.

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Eldercare for Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Polishprincess More than 1 year ago
I got a copy of this book thru my local library here in my home town to help my feel more relaxed in caring for the elderly career wise..i also found the book to be witty and in lightening.Kept my interest all the way thru the book i could not put in down...With having two parent's getting up in years and going thru illness this book has really taught me to be more understanding with my own parents as well as any other elderly people i meet on a regular basis from day to day...This book covers many ,many inlightening topics in dealing with the elderly...Also covers topics on how to pick a good quality nursing home for the elderly as well as other options..also covers understanding the difference between medicade and medicare coverage etc...and how to choose the best care for your loved ones...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was tipped off to this book by one of my patient¿s family members. The family member exclaimed that this book helped them get though many tough times in the last year while caring for their mother. Working in the field of geriatrics I am always looking for good resources to help my patients and their families. When I picked up the book, I was not disappointed. The book simply and practically covers many issues related to caring for the older adult. The down to earth explanation of the aging process lays the groundwork for understanding what happens as the body ages. Complicated issues such as nursing home placement, dietary issues, and sleep problems are addressed in a down to earth practical way. Common medical issues are dealt with in an easy to understand format. This book is a tremendous resource with many checklists and tips to help the older adult take control of their health. I found much inspiration in this book as I was writing my book Health Care Responsibility: The Older Adults Guide to Surviving the Health Care System 'HCR Books, 2007'. I highly recommend this book as a tremendous resource for any older adult or those caring for one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, this guide offers practical, hands-on tips for navigating the maze of eldercare. As our population ages, more and more people find themselves thrust into the role of caregiver for aging relatives--often parents---usually with little or no background to prepare them for this role. Eldercare for Dummies is easy-to-understand, engaging and witty, not overly technical or bogged down with research. Targeted directly to readers who face caring for an aging loved one, it guides them through assessing the current needs of the senior, choosing and arranging for appropriate care, ensuring safety, and helping to maintain happiness and quality of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Super guidebook - helps you navigate all the many problems and situations faced in caring for the elderly. Obviously written by someone with excellent academic credentials who has 'been there'