Monthly Archives: September 2017

3 Nursing Home Activities to Boost Health and Happiness


When selecting a nursing home or assisted living housing for a loved one, it’s important to consider every aspect of what the facility has to offer. Obviously, it’s important that the home is clean and comfortable, with a fully-qualified staff available around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your relative. However, many families fail to consider what kinds of additional services the aged care home might provide, particularly with regard to leisure activities. Your […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories And Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents


For more than 75 million people in the United States providing care for an aging parent, Barbara McVicker has released Stuck in the Middle. In her book, McVicker provides real-life short stories by caregivers and a practical guide with tip lists.Like many adult children, McVicker felt “stuck in the middle” of the needs of her children, her aging parents, and her career. As the responsibilities became too overwhelming, she quit her job as a development director for […]

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How to Say It® to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders


A practical guide to bridging the generation gap.  In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique perspective of seniors, and provides the tools to relate to them.   Customer Feedback

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How to Honor Your Aging Parents: Fundamental Principles of Caregiving


Too often, people enter the role of caregiver for an aging parent unprepared, and, as a result of exhaustion, exasperation, and guilt, fail in their objective. These are not bad, lazy, negligent people. Most of the time, they simply tried to do too much. Written for any person who is caregiving or who anticipates that they will be called upon to give some form of care to an elder, this book sets out to prepare caregivers to […]

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Hospice FAQ – Caring For an Aging Parent at the End of Life


What is hospice? The idea is rooted in the ages-old idea of hospitality, which allowed travelers to rest after a long journey. Hospice services are designed to ease patients and their family into the final stage of life. Hospices offer management of pain or disease-related symptoms and spiritual and emotional support. Some providers also offer respite care as well as elder caregiver support. Care can be provided in the hospital, at the patient’s home, or in special […]

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Senior Health Assessment 6.0: What should you expect at your age? A lot! ®


Introduction to the Senior Health Assessment“Ask not what your doctor can do for you, ask what you can do for your doctor and yourself”with gratitude to President John F. KennedyThere will never be enough geriatricians – doctors (like me) who are specially trained to treat older people – to care for our rapidly aging population. Likewise, there will likely never be enough internists or family practitioners with similar knowledge to care for older adults the way they […]

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The Caregiving Dilemma: Work in an American Nursing Home


Along with increasing life expectancy comes the knowledge that many Americans will one day enter nursing homes. Who are the people who will care for us or for our relatives? Nancy Foner provides a major study of institutional care that focuses on nursing aides, who are the backbone of American nursing homes. She examines the strains and paradoxes facing nursing aides—asked, on the one hand, to provide compassionate care and, on the other, to cope with the […]

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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition (Capezuti, Encyclopedia of Elder Care)


The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2007… The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent… Score: 5/5 stars.” — Margaret Arthur, Nursing Standard “The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This […]

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