Eldercare 101

Author: Mary Jo Saavedra
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442265477
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Silver Tsunami is upon us as elder care and crisis management reaches a tipping point with the graying of America. By 2020, 54 million people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65; by 2030, that number will top 80 million. Feeling the squeeze of multi-generational home demands, children of aging parents are struggling to learn innovative eldercare management strategies and often find themselves overwhelmed by the many facets of caregiving. Eldercare 101 is the answer to making order from chaos. As a guide covering all aspects of aging and end-of-life in one place, caregivers will no longer spend endless nights trying to decode the Internet trail--confused, uncertain, and fearful of what they’re missing. Whether they are proactively planning ahead or need to have fast answers, this comprehensive, technology-rich resource presents steppingstones for the Sandwich Generation as they navigate caring for aging parents, grandparents, friends, and other family members. Eldercare 101 is a well-researched, organized, easy-to-understand guide for families desperately in need of help as they care for their aging loved ones. The book is organized into “6 pillars of aging wellbeing”: legal, financial, living environment, social, medical, and spiritual. Each pillar is explored by an expert and offers best practices and tips for evaluating choices, making decisions, and living well wherever the road might lead.

Building Better Caregivers

Author: Kate, Lorig Dr.P.H.
Publisher: Bull Publishing
ISBN: 1945188200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today more than 40 million people in the U.S. find themselves responsible for caring for a parent, relative, or friend. Building Better Caregivers, developed by the author team of the bestselling Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, shares the best in caregiving research and the most important lessons learned from thousands of caregivers. With a focus on reducing stress through the use of practical skills and tools, this book will help you manage your caregiving tasks so you can maintain a happy, fulfilling life while also meeting your caregiving obligations.

Aging with Care

Author: Amanda Lambert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442281642
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With real stories throughout, this guide looks at how to find and hire the best in-home care for you or an elder in need of care. Two geriatric care experts reveal what the essential credentials and experience a home caregiver should have, pitfalls to avoid, hiring options and ways to reduce costs, and to create the right fit for aging at home.

The Gay Man s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage

Author: Michael Dale Kimmel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268026
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is sex is more important for gay men than for heterosexuals? If so, how will this work within a monogamous marriage? Is an open relationship a better structure for gay marriage? This book answers these questions and offers gay men an easy-to-follow, practical framework to create and structure our marriages, whether they are open or monogamous.

Assisted Living Nursing

Author: Dr. Ethel Mitty, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157393
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "Caring for the older adult population is a challenge and the goal of nursing practice is to help preserve or restore an older adult's function and maximize their well-being and quality of life. This book is a wonderful resource for assisted living clinicians and nurses who wish to serve this population. It is well written, easy to read, and well organized so it can be used as a textbook for nursing students in geriatric nursing." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's "This book, written by and for nurses across the spectrum of nurse providers (advanced practice nurses, delegating nurses, and the direct care workforce), covers all aspects of management as well as the many common clinical problems and syndromes we encounter among older adults. Further, this book proposes wonderful assessment and intervention material that will help the entire health care team keep residents within their AL communities through early recognition and management of acute illnesses. Kudos to our nursing colleagues for editing this publication and may it serve as the useful guide for AL residents across the country." --John B. Murphy, MD President, American Geriatrics Society Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University This book provides a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. The authors provide practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address both the large- and small-scale challenges of their daily practice. With Assisted Living Nursing, readers can gain the essential problem-solving and task management skills critical to their daily work. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including: Management Ethics in nursing practice Regulatory oversight and reimbursement Organizational culture Leadership theories and styles Conflict resolution Finance and budget management Risk assessment Clinical Practice Admission-transfer-discharge assessment Infection Control Cultural aspects of care Geriatric clinical syndromes and disorders Palliative and hospice care principles Rehabilitation/restorative nursing Theories of aging Ultimately, this book serves as the definitive, one-stop resource, addressing virtually every topic of interest to assisted living nurses.

Sports Nutrition

Author: Marie Dunford
Publisher: American Dietetic Associati
ISBN: 0880914114
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The newest edition of this classic reference has been thoroughly re-designed to deliver the essential information health and fitness professionals need in order to work with athletes of all ages and proficiency levels. Topics are represented in four sections: Sports Nutrition Basics, Screening and Assessment, Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle and Sport Specific Guidelines. the At-A-Glance feature provides sport-specific information for 18 sports.

Measuring Health

Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199725304
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.

Elder Care in Occupational Therapy

Author: Sandra Cutler Lewis
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556425271
Format: PDF, Docs
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Elder Care in Occupational Therapy has been extensively revised into a new and completely updated second edition. This pragmatic text presents up-to-date information in a user-friendly format that seamlessly flows from one subject to the next. From wellness to hospice, Elder Care in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition offers a broad yet detailed discussion of occupational therapy practice that is devoted to older adults. A wide variety of topics are covered in a concise format, such as historical perspectives, theoretical insights, the aging process, and current interventional strategies, to name a few. Twenty informative appendices are also included that clarify issues such as Medicare coverage, community and clinical living arrangements, client-centered practice, exercise programs, evidence-based practice, and a summary of the newly adopted Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Additional features: Contains information about the most advanced scientific achievements that can ultimately affect occupational therapy. Lists new and updated resource materials. Presents case studies that provide theoretical considerations and Intervention methods. Clearly discusses exciting and new venues for occupational therapy programming. Explains fundamentals of documentation and current reimbursement issues. Perfect for the student or clinician, Elder Care in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition provides classic, professional information on theory, disease entities, and intervention in a comprehensive format.

Families Caring for an Aging America

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309448093
Format: PDF, ePub
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Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation’s family caregivers provide the lion’s share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults’ access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.

Planning for Long Term Care

Author: (USHC) United Seniors Health Council
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071398480
Format: PDF, Docs
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Comprehensive overview of every kind of long-term care service; how to decide which option is best for you or your loved one; everything you need to know about your financial options.