A staggering 42 million Americansone in four adultsface the challenges of caring for an adult friend or relative. Although caregiving can be a richly rewarding and joyful experience, the role comes with enormous responsibilitiesand pressures. AARP’s gentle guide provides practical resources and tips that are easy to find when you need them, whether you’re caregiving day to day, planning for future needs, or in the middle of a crisis. Equally important, this book helps you care for the caregiveryoubefore, during, and after caregiving. Author Amy Goyer, an expert in aging and families, offers insight, inspiration, and poignant stories and experiences of caregivers, including her own as a live-in caregiver for her parents.
|Publisher:||American Bar Association|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Author Amy Goyer from Phoenix, Arizona is an author, speaker, consultant and expert in aging and families at the AARP. Ms. Goyer offers insight, inspiration, and poignant stories and experiences of caregivers, including her own as a live-in caregiver for her parents. She is also a long-distance caregiver for her grandparents and sister, Karen.
Ms. Goyer is a specialist in family caregiving, grandparenting as well as multi-generational issues. She has authored numerous publications, including the AARP’s Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving" and "Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent." She is a recognized media authority, including interviews for ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post and People Magazine. Ms. Goyer has been a passionate caregiver her entire life. She currently resides with her 91 year old dad who has Alzheimer's disease. Ms. Amy Goyer served as Senior Vice President of Outreach for Grandparents.com LLC since October 2008. Ms. Goyer served as Head of The Grandparenting Program for the AARP Foundation. She serves as the Member of Board of Advisors of BrainRewards, Inc.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Your Caregiving Plan
Chapter 2 - Caring for You, the Caregiver
Chapter 3 - Your Caregiving Team
Chapter 4 - The Organized Caregiver: Tips for Staying Sane
Chapter 5 - Working Caregivers
Chapter 6 - Legal Matters
Chapter 7 - Managing Finances
Chapter 8 - Health and Healing
Chapter 9 - When Your Loved Ones Live at Home
Chapter 10 - When Your Loved Ones Live in a Facility
Chapter 11 - Crisis Management 101
Chapter 12 - Handling the End of Life
Chapter 13 - Life After Caregiving
Appendix A - Tips for Challenging Conversations
Appendix B - It Is Time to Stop Driving?
Appendix C - Hospital Survival Kit
Appendix D - Music and Caregiving