A bittersweet season: caring for our aging parents and ourselves

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Description
Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet SeasonAs painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them.Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important FactsEvery state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move.Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age.An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber.
More Details
ISBN:
9780307271822
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID9745f67e-e072-bc48-14ce-6cdb8a1d66d0
Grouping Titlebittersweet season caring for our aging parents and ourselves
Grouping Authorgross jane
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-18 04:43:55AM
Last Indexed2019-12-11 04:44:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorGross, Jane.
author_displayGross, Jane
available_at_arlingtonCentral
Westover
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
Westover Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionIn telling the warmhearted story of caring for her own aged and ailing mother, "New York Times" journalist Gross offers indispensable advice on virtually every aspect of elder care--an essential guide for anyone navigating this unfamiliar, psychologically demanding, powerfully emotional, and often redemptive territory.
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id9745f67e-e072-bc48-14ce-6cdb8a1d66d0
isbn9780307271822
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13562988.i16493618Central Adult Nonfiction306.874 GROSS1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 29, 2018can
ils:.b13562988.i16493576Central Adult Nonfiction306.874 GROSS1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 19, 2019can
ils:.b13562988.i16493564Westover Adult Nonfiction306.874 GROSS1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 06, 2018wan
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-12-11T09:44:17.989Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington306.874 GROSS
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
Westover
primary_isbn9780307271822
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13562988BookBooksEnglishAlfred A. Knopf, 2011.350 pages ; 24.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13562988.i16493618On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13562988.i16493576On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13562988.i16493564On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetGross, Jane -- Family
title_displayA bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents and ourselves
title_fullA bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents and ourselves / Jane Gross
title_shortA bittersweet season
title_subcaring for our aging parents and ourselves