Publishers Weekly hailed the first edition of Eldercare 911 as an "excellent, comprehensive guidebook." Today it continues to be the best "how to" book on the market for anyone facing the challenges of caring for an elderly loved one. Now this revised, updated, and expanded edition will offer the best step-by-step recommendations for over 200 situations, providing even the most experienced family caregivers as well as professionals with invaluable new insights and guidance for managing eldercare needs. Through a wealth of concrete new and updated information and practical, easy-to-follow solutions to nearly every problem, the message throughout is "You are not alone." These eldercare consultants have also added crucial new chapters on: How to Protect Yourself from "Toxic" Relatives - Learn how to survive the negative impact of know-it-alls, guilt trippers, parents in denial, and disappointers. Aging in Place - Step-by-step recommendations to make remaining in the home a safe option, including insights into evaluating parents’ physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs. Working Caregivers: A Balancing Act - Reduce stress and maximize time by learning how to prioritize conflicting responsibilities. In Case of An Emergency - Learn how to prepare for unexpected problems and react without panic to reduce the stress of a variety of emergency situations. Caregiver Voices - Caregivers share their wisdom to help others renew their strength and lighten their hearts. With tip sheets that conclude each chapter and journal space for expressing thoughts, Eldercare 911 helps caregivers face reality with support and encouragement while reminding them: "When you’ve done the best you can, no one has the right to ask more of you."
Eldercare 911 by Susan Beerman and Judith Rappaport-Musson