A Doctor Reveals What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care
Did you know?... The U.S. population 85 years and older is increasing rapidly and experts estimate that 40% of this age group will find themselves living in a nursing home.
Joshua Schor, M.D., a geriatric specialist and director of a nursing home, understands that the decision to put a parent in a long-term care facility is one of the most difficult choices a person will face.In The Nursing Home Guide: A Doctor Reveals What You Need to Know About Long-Term Schor guides readers in the search for a good home and shows them how to monitor the care of a loved one once they are there.Drawing from his expertise and experience as the medical director of a three-hundred bed nursing home, Schor shares insider information on topics that include:
• Determining whether a family member needs long-term care
•The small—and revealing—details to watch for when touring a home
• Deciding whether assisted living may be a viable alternative
• Handling transfers and transitions
• Questions to ask about medications, meals, and activities
• Special concerns for younger patients
•Communicating with caregivers and staff
Clear and comprehensive, The Nursing Home Guide is a practical handbook that takes an overwhelming process and breaks it down step-by-step, so that loved ones receive the best possible care and no one is left wracked with guilt.
The Nursing Home Guide, Berkley Trade Paperback Original; December 2008; ISBN: 978-0-425-22378-9 — Visit us on the web at www.penguin.com