Item description for Caring for Your Parents, 3-cd set: The Complete AARP Guide by Hugh Delehanty...
Filled with real-world strategies for coping with an age-old problem, Caring for Your Parents offers field-tested recommendations from AARP's staff of in-house experts, from locating quality health care to avoiding consumer scams to dealing with disappearing siblings. Success stories profile innovative caregivers from a variety of cultures.
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Release Date Oct 16, 2007
Publisher Health Text Audio, McGraw Hilluseums
ISBN 1933310189 ISBN13 9781933310183
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More About Hugh Delehanty
Hugh Delehanty is a former editor for Sports Illustrated and People. He is also the coauthor of Phil Jackson's bestselling memoir Sacred Hoops.
Reviews - What do customers think about Caring for Your Parents, 3-cd set: The Complete AARP Guide?
Good reference Jan 28, 2008
I bought multiple books of this type and found only two really helpful - this one and "The Eldercare Handbook: Difficult Choices, Compassionate Solutions" By: Stella Henry. Both are good references I turned to again and again. A good buy.
Inspiring and Full of Practical Tips Jul 21, 2006
This book is full of helpful tips and inspiring, real life stories for anyone caring for an elderly parent. A useful and uplifting book. I am a legal aid hotline attorney and own a medical supply business. I both capacities, I frequently talk with seniors and their children who are caring for them. I and recommending this book to them.
Caring for Parents by Delehanty and Ginzler Jun 26, 2006
This book is an excellent reference for adults with older parents progressively requiring more care from their children and other care-providers. Generally, the family provides up to 80% of care for the elderly. In my experience, this is true due to the high cost of nursing facilities and the personalized care many older people prefer. The authors mention that advocacy for the elderly requires strong organizational skills. This is the understatement of the year. Keep medical records, descriptions of key health issues, physician rosters and any materials which will assist you in determining what level of care parents require. Most states allow physicians and providers to discard records after 6 or more years. With this data in hand, create a home medical tracking system for physicians, medications, physical therapy regimentation, diet etc.
The book lists some classic sayings by noted personalities. i.e.
- "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at 80 and gradually age to 18. " Mark Twain
- "Raise children for old age as you store grain against famine." Chinese Proverb
This book would be invaluable to children of old age parents about to take on the role of caregiver or partial caregiver. It lists some classic considerations many of us overlook in the painful yet rewarding process of caring for elderly parents in the twilight of life.