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The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare By Phillip D. Rumrill

The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare by Phillip D. Rumrill

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Today one in eight American adults between the ages of 40 and 60 is raising a child and caring for an elderly parent. This book guides readers in the development of a family care plan that can be modified as their loved ones continue to age. It also features other specialists in legal and medical fields to help answer questions on this topic.

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The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare Summary

The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare by Phillip D. Rumrill

Today one in eight American adults between the ages of 40 and 60 is raising a child and caring for an elderly parent. Many of us find it challenging to plan for our childrenis future, our retirement and care for our elderly loved ones in the current economy. Drawing upon the authoris professional and personal experience caring for elderly family member themselves readers learn earn how to assess their loved onesi legal, financial, and health status to determine how much care and support aging family members need. The book guides readers in the development of a family care plan that can be modified as their loved ones continue to age. The authors feature other specialists in legal and medical fields to help answer all the questions floating around on this topic. Finally the book identifies the ways in which the entire family and support system can be involved even when distance may be a factor. Family dynamics are key at this time of life, and the book addresses issues related to reality-based decision making, legal considerations, estate planning, and effective communication.

About Phillip D. Rumrill

Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. Dr. Rumrill received his bachelors and masters degrees from Keene State College in New Hampshire and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 professional journal articles; 40 book chapters, measurement instruments, and training manuals; and 6 books entitled Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Rehabilitation and Health Care Professionals, Research in Rehabilitation Counseling, Research in Special Education, Occupational Neurology, and Emerging Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is also a frequent presenter at national and international conferences in health care, rehabilitation, and education.

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Kimberly Wickert is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has worked with individuals in the field of rehabilitation for more than 20 years. She has a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wright State University. Kimberly has worked with people with disabilities and their families to assist in transitional stages of rehabilitation and recovery.

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Danielle Dresden is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has been working with people with disabilities and their families for 14 years. She has a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. Additionally, Danielle has served as the primary caregiver for several family members and has first-hand experience with the topics discussed in this book.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Chapter One: The Graying of America and the Need for Elder Care; Chapter Two: When is it Time to Take Over the Care of my Loved One?; Chapter Three: Preparation of Care, Estate Planning, Developing a Care-Plan and Involving Other Family Members; Chapter Four: Home Care Versus Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing: Balancing Your Loved One's Wishes with Practical Reality; Chapter Five: What's Available Out There? Specialists and Government Assistance Programs; Chapter Six: The Psychological and Emotional Impact on the Caregiver and the Entire Family; Chapter Seven: Alzheimer's and Dementia and their Special Impact on the Family; Chapter Eight: Staying Involved as Your Loved One's Needs Change; Chapter Nine: Pulling It All Together: New Chapters in Your Loved One's Life and Yours; Resources; Helpful Forms: Care Plan Template and Transition Time Checklist Index

Additional information

NLS9781936303434
9781936303434
1936303434
The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare by Phillip D. Rumrill
New
Paperback
Demos Medical Publishing
2013-09-30
230
Commended for IndieFab awards (Family & Relationships) 2013
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