- Series: AARP®
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sterling; Rev Exp edition (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140275857X
- ISBN-13: 978-1402758577
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide (AARP®) Paperback – April 1, 2008
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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."
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is great. Only thing, my daughter wouldn't look at it. Go figure.Published 19 months ago by Betty J. Rice
Great resource if you become care giver.. As well as just understanding the aging issues of parents and other loved ones.Published 21 months ago by K-Falls Farmgirl
An important book for every adult child to read to help their parent, and a good one to read as we get older.Published on October 2, 2013 by Mom of 4
Best book with information to help you navigate your life when you have elderly parents to care for. Great book.Published on January 13, 2013 by MM
Highly recommended! Everything I wish I knew before I was thrust into being a caregiver to my elderly parents! Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Jacqueline Marcell
A very informative book. I bought one for myself, and one for a friend who is caring for her aging, and ill mother.Published on October 31, 2010 by Bright Smile