Complete Guide to Caring For Aging Loved Ones
Whether you're preparing for the responsibility, or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need--and a spiritual and emotional lifeline. Topics covered include:...
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Whether you're preparing for the responsibility, or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need--and a spiritual and emotional lifeline. Topics covered include: burnout; physical, emotional and mental changes in aging; medical, financial and legal help; elder abuse; choosing a care facility; and, end-of-life decisions. Caregivers will also learn what the Bible says about caregiving and the keys to effectively fulfilling that role. True stories throughout the guide share common concerns and a sense of support from "those who have been there."
Caring for an aging loved one just got easier--with the help of this complete caregiving resource manual!Finally, a comprehensive guide to help you manage the practical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of caregiving?brought to you by your friends at Focus on the Family.Are you caring for-or facing the prospect of caring for-an aging parent, grandparent, spouse, relative, or friend? Do you feel unprepared for dealing with multiple caregiving responsibilities? Are you weary and wishing you could get more support? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you.The Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones is an indispensable resource filled with practical information on such difficult topics as: choosing the best long-term-care facility for your loved one, dealing with the often-complicated family dynamics of caregiving, coping with memory loss and dementia, and making wise decisions regarding end-of-life care. You also will find real-life stories from other caregivers, information on caring for common health problems, and an up-to-date directory of senior resources and state-by-state agencies on aging.This valuable resource will help you to: find quality medical, professional, and social services gain support from family members and friends understand emotional and physical changes in aging care for an elder with Alzheimer's disease deal with common health problems in the elderly avoid burnout by taking care of yourself help your elder to remain at home or find an appropriate living environment protect your loved one from abuse, fraud, and scams encourage and support your elder's faith as well as your own make wise decisions regarding legal issues, finances, and insurance deal with end-of-life issues A must-have for today's caregiver, The Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones will enlighten you, inspire you, encourage you, and help you to care for your elder with confidence and compassion.