Elderly Parent Caregiver 101 is the ultimate guide for adult children who are or will become their parents’ caregivers. Filled with valuable information and ideas, this book offers hope, support, and plenty of practical advice for anyone caring for their elderly parents. Each chapter describes a different area of caregiving, including: • Becoming a Caregiver • Medical Providers • Facility Care • Caregiver Support • Financial Concerns • Medical Devices • Special Circumstances • End of Life As the author guides you through the maze of caregiving, she shares her knowledge as a nurse and examples from her own journey of caregiving for her elderly parents. This book defines medical terms, explains insurance options, and highlights the many tools available to caregivers. Through these topics, you’ll gain the understanding needed to be a caregiver for your elderly parents. Each section offers helpful information and true insights only a caregiver can provide. The tips in every chapter are practical facts and advice for every area of your caregiving. You are not alone in your caregiving journey. Don’t struggle without having the best resource for knowing everything you need to know about caring for your elderly parents. This guide is your trusted companion for that journey. About the Expert Rebecca Rehak, LPN, is a nurse, writer, and public speaker who has worked in the medical field for over 20 years, including kidney dialysis, community health, and Memory Care. As a public speaker, she helped advance programs for dialysis access care and currently teaches science camps for children. Her work has touched the lives of thousands of people. After caring for both her elderly parents, she now devotes much of her time to writing articles, blogs, and providing support for other caregivers. She and her husband live with their big, furry dog in Wisconsin. The author would like to thank the doctors and staff at Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Horizon Home Care and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to both her parents. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
This two-volume set LNCS 11592 and 11593 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA. HCII 2019 received a total of 5029 submissions, of which 1275 papers and 209 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 86 papers presented in these two volumes are organized in topical sections named: Design with and for the Elderly, Aging and Technology Acceptance, Aging and the User Experience, Elderly-Specific Web Design, Aging and Social Media, Games and Exergames for the Elderly, Ambient Assisted Living, Aging, Motion, Cognition, Emotion and Learning.
Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology New trends in healthcare practice and changes in healthcare organizations are causing an explosion in the field of clinical gerontology today. A variety of fields such as health, rehabilitation, behavioral analysis, and neuropsychology are now applying their assessment techniques to older adults and spurring significant growth in assessment knowledge and practice in areas previously neglected by gerontologists. This groundbreaking handbook offers clinicians reliable and valid assessment tools and case examples in each chapter for assessing functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, pathological behavior deficits, and much more, including: Issues in geriatric assessment Mental status screening tests Depression and anxiety disorders Assessment of communication disorders and aphasia Assessment of competency and decision-making capacity Assessment of medication compliance Dementia and delirium assessment Behavioral health and chronic diseases Ethical dilemmas that arise in assessment Personality disorders and alcohol abuse assessment Sexual function and dysfunction Behavioral assessment Principles of assessment in neuropsychology This comprehensive handbook, the first of its kind, gives clear guidelines on assessing cognitive functioning, mental health, and ability to engage in self-care.
Helps seniors and their caregivers successfully navigate the challenges of aging, make informed decisions, and focus on individualized goals of care to promote resiliency and maximum functional potential. A team of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, therapists, chaplains, business and legal experts collaborate on topics such as dignity, health promotion, care choices, common symptoms, medication safety, cognitive and mental health concerns, illness complications, rehabilitation, and recuperation. Discussions of legal advance directives and healthcare finances are particularly helpful in clarifying the maze of choices facing seniors and their caregivers as they negotiate our US industrial, financial, and healthcare complex.