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How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles: A Practical Guide to Eldercare (Paperback)

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How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles helps you navigate the murky waters of eldercare with practical advice, organization and humor.

The responsibility of taking care of our parents and family elders is often challenging, frustrating, and even overwhelming. We already have a full plate of life's responsibilities before we add eldercare. Suzanne has been there and has developed a practical approach to navigating those uncharted waters - she uses organization and humor. And she doesn't take long to get to the point. You don't have time to waste on textbook-sized tomes.

Here in time to save your sanity and help you steer through the most vexing topics in eldercare. Written with humor and steeped in practical tips, Suzanne's book will be your next best friend. Small enough to put in your carry-on bag, short enough to read in one night and practical enough to smooth your learning curve, How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles will be your go-to guide throughout the eldercare journey from beginning to end.

How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles covers common topics, such as:

  • Housing Options for the elderly, including assisted living, skilled nursing care, rehab facilities, living at home and more
  • Medicare, Supplemental Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Insurance - how to evaluate what is needed and what is covered
  • Long-Term Care Insurance - buying tips, gauging how much to purchase and which options/waivers to choose
  • Legal Documents - from powers of attorney to advance directives
  • Senior Possessions and Keepsakes - sorting, handling, distributing and condensing
  • Hospice - facing the hard choices
  • Financial Evaluation and Assessment - getting a clear picture of assets and liabilities
  • Caregiver Fairness - how to spread the care among the family
  • Home Health Care - how to evaluate and hire the right assistance
  • Burial, Body Donation and Cremation - evaluating the choices and planning ahead
  • Death - comprehensive list of what business needs to be done after your loved one passes

Suzanne Blankenship is in her second decade of eldercare with aging parents and in-laws. She has used her business background to develop tools, tips, and guidance that bring an organized approach to an otherwise randomly arriving responsibility. Tools from the trenches, served with spot-on humor and a realistic perspective - you'll love reading How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles and you'll return to it for guidance over and over as you face new and different dilemmas.

Praise for How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles:

"Suzanne delivers a humorous and compelling roadmap for caregivers."

  • Ed Perlmutter, Congressman for Colorado's 7th District

"If there were medals for being organized in eldercare, Suzanne would win hands-down."

  • Quinne Wilson, PharmD, RPh, national pharmacy chain

"Even though I've been in geriatric nursing for over 30 years, Suzanne's book had fresh and relevant ideas for my own mother's eldercare journey."

  • Sandra Branch, LVN, Director of Wellness, assisted living facility

"My children and I swear by Suzanne's guidance and compelling suggestions on navigating my elder years with humor and a strategy for success."

  • Anne Buckley, Author of The Day Mrs. Roosevelt Came to Town
Product Details
ISBN: 9780996373906
ISBN-10: 099637390X
Publisher: Indiana Street Press Ltd
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 178
Language: English