The Essential Guide to Caring for Aging Parents

The Essential Guide to Caring for Aging Parents provides a perfect mix of professional wisdom, practical solutions and warm personal insight taking the chaos out of caregiving. Author, Dr. Linda Rhodes shares loads of advice with readers garnered from her years as a former Secretary of Aging for the state of Pennsylvania, as well as her own personal stories of caring for her parents and in-laws often over long distances.

Written for family members caring for aging parents and loved ones, this guide steers caregivers towards informed decisions that everyone can feel good about. The guide answers major questions and concerns, including:

  • How to determine if there is anything physically or emotionally wrong with a parent
  • Developing a caregiver "game plan" with siblings
  • Understanding the generational divide - prevent arguments with your parents
  • Finding the best living options
  • Common legal matters and how to work through them
  • How to get organized medically - what each parent will need and how to finance it
  • What to do if your parent is hospitalized and details on end-of-life care
  • Keeping peace in the family while working through the financial, emotional, and physical stress of caring for an aging parent
  • Dealing with dementia
  • Tracking down resources and knowing what quality care looks like

Caring for a loved one with a chronic or sudden illness can be daunting when juggling a job, maintaining a marriage and raising children at the same time. It's no wonder many families put off deciding what to do should a crisis hit. But remaining silent and not planning ahead can cause financial hardship and a great deal of heartache and tension among family members. The Essential Guide to Caring for Aging Parents is the perfect solution for busy caregivers who want fast, expert and compassionate answers to help their loved ones age well.

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