Part of the 'Complete Idiot's Guide' series.
National studies show that people rarely plan ahead for caregiving. It takes a crisis and all too often, they aren't prepared. This book gives adult children the most complete guide for responding to their parents' changing needs - and their changing role. Dr Rhodes shares not only her insight from years of work in public health, but also her personal experience taking care of her own aging parents while raising her 2-year-old.
Providing more comprehensive and up-to-date coverage than any existing title, Dr Rhodes covers everything from talking with your parents about care and estate planning to practical everyday tips for managing a household. She also gives excellent coverage to all options available for parent care including home care, nursing homes, assisted living, nurses and hospice care. From how to select a doctor to how to select a facility, this book answers the questions from any child about to take on a potentially overwhelming responsibility.