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The Resource A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves, Jane Gross

A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves, Jane Gross

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A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves
Title
A bittersweet season
Title remainder
caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves
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Jane Gross
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Language
eng
Summary
In telling the story of caring for her own aged and ailing mother, the author, a "New York Times" journalist offers indispensable advice on virtually every aspect of elder care. Here are just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent and yourself. As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent's money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor, assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources, by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber. The author weaves the specifics of her personal experience with a comprehensive resource for effectively managing the lives of one's own parents while keeping sanity and strength in tact
Summary
In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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394717
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DLC
Dewey number
306.8740973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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caring for our aging parents and ourselves
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A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves, Jane Gross
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding our better selves -- The early heroic rush -- The myth of assisted living -- The vestiges of family medicine -- A job for professionals -- The best doctors money can buy -- September eleventh -- September twelfth -- The biology, sociology, and psychology of aging -- A nursing home Thanksgiving -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation -- Follow the money -- Therapeutic fibs -- Cruel sorting -- As complicated as a Rubik's cube -- The time for talking -- N-O-W -- Dying days -- Orphans -- Lost and found
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780307271822
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011007079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676726590
  • 1/555057
  • OCoLC
Label
A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves, Jane Gross
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding our better selves -- The early heroic rush -- The myth of assisted living -- The vestiges of family medicine -- A job for professionals -- The best doctors money can buy -- September eleventh -- September twelfth -- The biology, sociology, and psychology of aging -- A nursing home Thanksgiving -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation -- Follow the money -- Therapeutic fibs -- Cruel sorting -- As complicated as a Rubik's cube -- The time for talking -- N-O-W -- Dying days -- Orphans -- Lost and found
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780307271822
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011007079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676726590
  • 1/555057
  • OCoLC

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