The bible of eldercare ABC World News. An indispensable book AARP. A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion The Washington Post. And, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. How to Care for Aging Parents is the best and bestselling book of its kind, and its author, Virginia Morris, is the go-to person on eldercare for the media, appearing on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, among many other outlets.How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans now 42 million who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations.
It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest aging in place technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers names, schedules, and contact info; doctors phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book. From having that first difficult conversation to arranging a funeral and dealing with grief and all of the other important issues in between How to Care for Aging Parents is the essential guide.
About the Author
An award-winning journalist, Virginia Morris has devoted her career to researching and writing about health care, medical research and related social and political issues. She also cared for her own parents during their final years.
"A must-read [Morris] thoroughly addresses the subject, covering most topics imaginable from standards such as exercise and healthy diet to uncomfortable ones such as STDs, Alzheimer's, and delusions and hallucinations. Her frank approach manages to be both compassionate and direct making the most awkward or devastating topics manageable."Publishers Weekly, starred review"
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.0 x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 3