Stages of Senior Care
Chapter 1. Facing Reality
Chapter 2. This Isn't Your Father's World
Chapter 3. You're Not Alone
Chapter 4. Whose Decision Is It, Any Way?
Chapter 5. How Do I Decide?
Chapter 6. Following the 40-70 Rule
Chapter 7. Family Care - There's a Price to Be Paid for Doing What's Right
Chapter 8. Entering the System: Senior Centers and Adult Day Care
Chapter 9. About In-Home Non-Medical Care
Chapter 10. About In-Home Medical Care
Chapter 11. About Independent Living Communities
Chapter 12. About Assisted Living Centers
Chapter 13. About Skilled Nursing Homes
Chapter 14. Hospice
Chapter 15. Special Situations & Circumstances
Chapter 16. Bereavement Services
Chapter 17. It's Not Always Easy
Chapter 18. Sometimes It IS About the Money - Financing Care
Chapter 19. Don't Forget You: Caring for Yourself
Chapter 20. We're All Going to Be There Someday
Appendix: Tools You Need to Guide You Successfully Through
Paul and Lori Hogan co-founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. The Home Instead Senior Care franchise network has grown from one franchise in Omaha to more than 800 worldwide. The company is the global leader in non-medical, in-home care for seniors. The Hogans have won awards for their franchise business model.
STARRED review from Publishers Weekly Using their experience running a successful international company providing in-home, non-medical services for seniors, husband-and-wife founders of Home Instead Senior Care offer a helpful guide for families choosing among home care-giving and other assisted-living options for aging or ailing parents. The Hogans believe in helping seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, and knowledge is their most powerful tool in securing that goal; this well-researched volume is packed with information, advice and resources aimed at managing and ameliorating the sadness, confusion, guilt and anxiety of making quality-of-life decisions for a loved one.Emphasizing the need for planning, the Hogans offer a list of signs that indicate it's time to consider additional care, as well as a thorough exploration of the options, including pros and cons, questions to ask and other factors when choosing among home care, senior centers, assisted living and nursing homes. The Hogans also consider options for children who live far away from their parents, and advice on what to do when siblings find themselves in disagreement. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this salient volume compassionately addresses a full range of hard-to-discuss subjects, including funeral services and bereavement. (Nov.) Publisher's Weekly 20091013