Eldercare 101

Author: Mary Jo Saavedra
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442265477
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Elder Advocacy Essential Knowledge and Skills Across Settings

Author: Ruth Huber
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111795533
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text is for students, practitioners, and others who work with elders. The authors provide a conceptual framework for understanding when and how to use different advocacy strategies and practical methods for intervening when elders need help in negotiating diverse and complex service delivery systems. The overarching goal of the books is to empower both future and practicing advocates by imparting skills that inculcate the self-assurance and capacity to effectively solve client problems in the often highly charged, highly contingent and interactive elder-service environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Building Better Caregivers

Author: Kate, Lorig Dr.P.H.
Publisher: Bull Publishing
ISBN: 1945188200
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, Mobi
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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.

Aging Wisely

Author: M. A. D. Levine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223296X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everyone ages. Not everyone ages well. Aging Wisely explains that much of what happens to our minds and bodies as we grow older depends on our approach to life and our attitudes and feelings about ourselves. Though there are elements beyond our control, we must take advantage of those things we can control while dealing competently with adversity. In describing the impact of aging and various conditions associated with the aging process upon our minds and bodies, Aging Wisely provides readers with the knowledge needed to fight back and maximize their relevance and independence. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining the quality of our lives in addition to longevity, for survival alone does not matter if the quality of survival is poor. To age successfully, we must find satisfaction and pleasure in what we do in the time available to us. Here, Robert A. Levine explores how attitudes about aging, and quality of life, can affect the process of aging. He suggests that maintaining a good attitude is a key element to aging well, reminding readers that aside from illnesses and random events, we are in control of our lives. Through personal accounts and real stories from mid-lifers and older people, the various issues associated with the aging process are addressed in an easy-to-follow way to allow people to understand the choices they have, and the decisions they may have to make, when faced with common diseases of aging. Levine devotes chapters to discussing the various illnesses that people can face in their older years and strategies for leading fulfilling lives while reducing their risk of physical and cognitive decline. He considers ageism and its impact on society, and he discusses how advances in science and technology will affect how people age in the future. Levine offers helpful consideration of aging for readers who are preparing themselves for what lies ahead, allowing them to then confront aging with the advantage of being ready.

Assisted Living Nursing

Author: Dr. Ethel Mitty, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157393
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Children Money Can Buy

Author: Anne Moody
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538108038
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Foster care and adoption can be rewarding ways to become parents. But the system itself seems almost rigged for failure, confusion, fraud, and disappointment. This book takes readers on an insider’s tour of the system, its successes and failures, and the joys adoption can bring through the real stories of those involved on all sides.

Authentic

Author: Stephen Joseph
Publisher: Piatkus Entice
ISBN: 0349404852
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives. People strive for joined-up living, where on the one hand what they say and do reflects what they think and feel, and on the other what they think and feel reflects who they are. Stephen Joseph has pioneered developments in research into authenticity, drawing on the solid science of positive psychology to develop what has become one of the gold-standard tests for assessing authenticity. His and others' findings reveal that when people are in relationships in which they feel accepted, understood and valued, they drop their defences. They naturally begin to examine themselves psychologically, accommodate new information and live more authentically. What's more, the latest studies reveal that it is authenticity that leads to true happiness. In Authentic, Stephen Joseph presents his fresh and inspiring perspective on the psychology of authenticity alongside practical advice and exercises for the reader. Drawing on the wisdom of existential philosophers, the insights and research of psychologists, and case studies from his own and others' clinical experiences, he shows how authenticity is the foundation of human flourishing - as well as how the ideas relate to debates about the importance of happiness.

Military Life 101

Author: Janet I. Farley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256028
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Making the most of all your new military life has to offer can be difficult when you aren’t familiar with what life in the military really means. Military Life 101: Basic Training for New Military Families answers many of the questions that service members and their family may have about life in and around the armed forces. Janet I. Farley addresses what to expect from life on the home front in the military and how this career path not only affects the service members but their families. This useful, concise guide effectively introduces new service members and their families to the culturally relevant and need-to- know information required to survive and thrive in the ever-evolving military lifestyle.

Brain Health as You Age

Author: Steven P. Simmons, MD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538109174
Format: PDF, Docs
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While we may expect to live longer, many wonder if their brains will keep up with their bodies. This book looks at typical functions and declines of an aging brain, the signs and symptoms of problems, the available treatments, the financial responsibilities, and the factors that determine what kinds of care people might need as they age.