The Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents explains step-by-step what needs to be done as parents age. This easy-to-use handbook provides instructions and helpful tips for navigating through the various administrative procedures with the critical information you need to make caring for an aging parent easier to manage.
Readers can rest assured Astor’s perspective comes from personal experience, both good and bad, and sometimes that’s what matters most. Having a second parent require care not long after his family’s initial ordeal forced him to learn from his mistakes – Astor is not a medical professional, he’s a caring son who has been there.
“In addition to making sure all the small details are covered, there’s one message I hope readers will get from this book,” says Astor. “And that’s that we did not parent our parents. We helped them and we encouraged them when we could. But we didn’t make decisions for them. We always treated them with the same respect we know we would want to receive.”
Inside families will learn about:
- The latest changes in Medicare and Social Security.
- What you must know about your parents’ financial and legal affairs.
- How to help your parents stay fit and healthy.
- When your parents need more help than you can give.
- Choosing doctors and long term care facilities.
- Legal documents & forms to help you hire home healthcare aides.
- Who else can help you, including a comprehensive list of resources, with websites.
What experts are saying: “Bart Astor's excellent book, Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, helps the sandwich generation walk the line between giving and giving too much, with caring and concern.” - Dr. Joyce Brothers
About the author: Bart Astor is the author of twelve books, numerous articles, testimony, grant proposals, training and technical manuals, white papers, and website content on a variety of subjects including eldercare, student financial aid, college admission, insurance, buying a home, and corporate social responsibility. He was also the publisher and founder of the College Planning Quarterly.
Learn more at http://www.BabyBoomerEldercare.com.
Title: Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents [eBook Edition]
Author: Bart Astor
Genre: Health, Aging
ISBN: B005VG3KBE, 978-1-105-22583-
Publication date: October 2011
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