The "Everything" Guide to Caring for Aging Parents: Professional Advice to Help You Care for Your Loved Ones Kathy Quan
- RRP: £10.99
- Publication Date: 01 Feb 2009
- Imprint: Adams Media Corporation
- Pagination: 304 pages / Paperback
- Product Dimensions: 235 x 203 x 20
- ISBN-13: 9781598696486
Author BioKathy Quan, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., (Thousand Oaks, CA) is the Guide to Nursing for About.com and has been a nurse for 30 years. Kathy cared for her father when he suffered from diabetes and experienced heart problems. She is the author of The "Everything" Guide to Careers in Health Care and The "Everything" New Nurse Book.
There are a lot of issues to consider as our loved ones get older. From in-home care to assisted living facilities, there are myriad options available - and each person's needs are unique. Family members need a resource that will answer all of their questions and ease them through this often complicated transition. This helpful handbook guides concerned children as they: decide which level of care is best for their parent; maintain communication and discuss difficult topics; handle home safety issues; manage transportation; find and work with a primary-care physician; navigate insurance paperwork; handle legal issues and questions; and other sensitive issues. From setting up a support network to avoiding scams, this informative guide will help a family decide on - and implement - the best care options for their loved ones.