The sandwich generation's guide to eldercare / Kimberly McCrone Wickert, MRC, CRC, Danielle Schultz Dresden, MEd, CRC, Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., PhD, CRC.
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- ISBN: 9781936303434 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1936303434 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : demosHealth, 
- Copyright: ©2013
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index.
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You are not alone: the graying of America and the role of the sandwich generation in providing eldercare -- Is it time?: determining when it's time to take over the care of your loved one -- Making a plan: practical, legal, health care, and financial essentials -- Balancing your loved one's wishes with practical reality: in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or hospice care -- Stress, guilt, anger, burnout, and more: dealing with the impact of eldercare on the caregiver and the entire family -- Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and sundowner's syndrome -- Advocating for your loved one: an eldercare bill of rights -- Pulling it all together: 10 essential strategies for caregivers -- Appendixes : A. Eldercare safety checklist ; B. Caregiver kit -- Eldercare experts: who they are, what they do, how to find them -- Eldercare resources A-Z.
A practical, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the legal, financial, emotional and daily living challenges of caring for aging parents while raising your own family. If you are caring for an elderly loved one while raising a child, you may feel overwhelmed and unprepared. The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare, written by three experts with extensive professional and personal experience with eldercare, provides the information and resources you need to make important decisions, balance your responsibilities, and ensure your elder's well-being as well as your own.
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Library Journal Review
The Sandwich Generation Guide to Eldercare
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As baby boomers-those born between 1946 and 1964-enjoy longer life expectancies, their children find themselves becoming caregivers and advocates for both their parents and their children, hence the moniker "sandwich generation." Written by a team of rehabilitation counselors and other health field professionals who also have personal experience with eldercare, this very concise, straightforward, thorough, and well-written guide and tool kit will help those affected to navigate the many legal, practical, and emotional layers of the processes involved. Key chapter topics include "You Are Not Alone" and information on recognizing symptoms, making plans, avoiding burnout, and honing advocacy skills. Useful, preformulated lists include questions to ask when selecting a potential elder law attorney or a facility such as a hospital or nursing home, a Caregiver's Bill of Rights (e.g., "I have the right: to take better care of myself"), how to answer children's questions about their grandparent, and how to advocate for a parent in the hospital. Each chapter offers a detailed "Personal Story" section illustrating the pertinent points in the chapter. VERDICT A very neat package of practical and empowering material specifically written for members of the sandwich generation, intended for professionals and those going through the process with their families.--Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
The Sandwich Generation Guide to Eldercare
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What can you do when you're lodged between two generations of loved ones who rely on you for their health and financial well-being? Eldercare pros Wickert, Dresden, and Rumrill tackle this tough subject-one they expect will affect tens of millions of more Americans within the next few decades-in this comprehensive guide. With years of experience in the field of rehabilitation counseling, the writers offer substantive details, including how to gently and respectfully open up the eldercare conversation; eye-opening statistics, such as the dwindling sources of income for retirees; detailed worksheets and checklists for selecting the right financial planners and obtaining critical legal documents; and personal stories that illustrate the need to address the long-term care of elder family members sooner rather than later. The book even takes into account timely game changers like Obamacare and its potential influence on Medicare, and needs particular to LGBTQ seniors. The book truly provides everything one needs to gracefully transition a parent or grandparent to the final chapters of their lives with dignity and security. Longer life expectancies and the growing occurrence of age-related dementia, as well as the current economic climate, continue to strain families; using the tools provided here could significantly ease that burden. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.