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Caring for Elderly Parents

Author : Deborah M. Merrill
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Based on open-ended interviews with adult children and children-in-law, this book documents how plain folk from the working and middle classes manage to provide care for their frail, elderly parents while simultaneously meeting the obligations of their jobs and their own immediate families. Adult children who care for elderly parents are pressured daily trying to juggle the responsibilities of work, family, and caregiving. Deborah Merrill shows how plain folk (as one caregiver termed herself) from the working and lower middle classes manage to provide care for their frail, elderly parents while simultaneously meeting the obligations of their jobs and their own immediate families. The evidence is drawn from open-ended, in-depth interviews with adult children and children-in-law, all of whom have worked outside of the home at some point during caregiving. Merrill examines the strategies that caregivers use to combine work and caregiving and the accommodations they make in their jobs. She also points to the pathways that lead family members to caregiving roles and how those pathways vary according to family history, gender, and in-law status. By focusing on class differences in caregiving and pointing to policy implications, Merrill has provided an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers in social work, gerontology, family studies, and social issues.

Caring For Your Elderly Parent

Author : Kate Sumner
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Today, more than two million Australians are over 70 years of age; by the year 2050 seniors are likely to make up almost 30 percent of the population. The implications of this are not just political; they are very personal. At some stage in life, most of us will help an elderly friend, parent, partner, relative or spouse make important decisions about their health and wellbeing, housing, care, finances, legal affairs and end of life care. This book has been written for any Australian who loves and cares for an elderly parent or other person, anyone responsible for an elderly persons wellbeing, or who simply wants to prepare for their own future. It includes practical strategies for assessing older peoples needs; dealing with family dynamics; finding home help; preventing falls and other accidents; moving into an aged care home; managing financial and legal affairs; and getting the best possible medical and end-of-life care.

Helping Elderly Relatives

Author : Jill Eckersley
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By 2033, almost a quarter of the British population is predicted to be over 65, and 5% will be over 85. This means that more of us will be responsible for someone who is elderly and possibly frail. Yet, even in this age of the internet, many of us have no idea what older people are entitled to, and much help and money goes unclaimed. In addition, not everyone ages gracefully. The problems can be compounded by someone who is difficult to help, and refuses to co-operate with family carers or medical and social work professionals. This book offers practical solutions and emotional support for those looking after older parents or other relatives. Topics include: Mental distress in later life, such as anxiety and depression; The rise in problem drinking among older people; Mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder; personality disorder; Dementia; Housing and social options; If the relationship breaks down; Care for the carer - looking after yourself.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

Author : Raeann Berman
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The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children. This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life.

Elderly Parent Caregiver Guide

Author : HowExpert
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Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents Third Edition

Author : Claire Berman
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A thoroughly revised guide for adult children of aging parents addresses such issues as guilt, long-distance caregiving, monetary concerns, and other practical and emotional issues, with all new sections on the Internet as a tool for seniors, new sources of prescription drugs, information on emergency response systems, and recommended exercises. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Sustenance and Hope for Caregivers of Elderly Parents The Bread of Angels

Author : Gloria G. Barsamian
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This volume provides a practical exploration of one of today's most complex and challenging issues—the care of an elderly parent—with an innovative approach that emphasizes how rewarding the caregiver/care-receiver relationship can be. • Appendices provide lists of print and online resources, a self-help directory, and practical advice on preparing for the financial toll of caregiving • Two chapters, "The Man with 10,000 Names" and "Betty Brillo's Diary" provide astounding true accounts of the difficulties and triumphs of parental caregiving

Moving Your Aging Parents

Author : Nancy Daniel Wesson
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This resource addresses the issues and challenges of helping an elderly relative downsize and transition into the next phase of life.

Elderly Parent Caregiver Guide

Author : HowExpert
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Elderly Parent Caregiver 101 is the ultimate guide for adult children who are or will become their parents’ caregivers. Filled with valuable information and ideas, this book offers hope, support, and plenty of practical advice for anyone caring for their elderly parents. Each chapter describes a different area of caregiving, including: • Becoming a Caregiver • Medical Providers • Facility Care • Caregiver Support • Financial Concerns • Medical Devices • Special Circumstances • End of Life As the author guides you through the maze of caregiving, she shares her knowledge as a nurse and examples from her own journey of caregiving for her elderly parents. This book defines medical terms, explains insurance options, and highlights the many tools available to caregivers. Through these topics, you’ll gain the understanding needed to be a caregiver for your elderly parents. Each section offers helpful information and true insights only a caregiver can provide. The tips in every chapter are practical facts and advice for every area of your caregiving. You are not alone in your caregiving journey. Don’t struggle without having the best resource for knowing everything you need to know about caring for your elderly parents. This guide is your trusted companion for that journey. About the Expert Rebecca Rehak, LPN, is a nurse, writer, and public speaker who has worked in the medical field for over 20 years, including kidney dialysis, community health, and Memory Care. As a public speaker, she helped advance programs for dialysis access care and currently teaches science camps for children. Her work has touched the lives of thousands of people. After caring for both her elderly parents, she now devotes much of her time to writing articles, blogs, and providing support for other caregivers. She and her husband live with their big, furry dog in Wisconsin. The author would like to thank the doctors and staff at Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Horizon Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to both her parents. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

The Caregiving Season

Author : Jane Daly
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Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life that requires grace and strength that can only come from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly shares personal caregiving stories, offering practical advice to help you honor your aging parents well and deepen your personal relationship with Christ along the journey.