Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated Edition

I read the original edition and the book has now been revised. It is worthwhile reading and contains lots of useful information. I found it helpful. Here are some of the areas covered in the book.
  • Getting started on creating a long-term care plan.
  • How to find help, especially if you live far away.
  • Managing financial aspects of the situation.
  • How to talk to elders about sensitive subjects.
  • Addresses issues surrounding senior housing–move or stay put?
  • Managing medications.
  • Several other topics that are of interest to anyone caring for an elder.

The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help
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As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today’s generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of The Complete Eldercare Planner equips you with reliable, up-to-the-minute information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.

Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing caregiving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of eldercare services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to downloadable forms of key documents, you’ll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator™.

About the Author

JOY LOVERDE, a leading consultant in the senior/active adult industry for thirty years, shares her expertise with family members and professionals who want to successfully plan and manage eldercare and caregiving issues. Her work has been featured on Today, the CBS Early Show, National Public Radio, and in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Consumer Reports.

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