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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Healthy Living
  • Language:English
  • Pages:80
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543984750
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543984743

What are we going to do about Mom and Dad?

A Navigational Guide to Senior Living and Care

by Jane Meyers-Bowen View author's profile page

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Overview
Most of us do not know much about senior living and care until we have to know! It can be a 911, either literally or figuratively, that pushes into a whole new world. Imagine if you get a call from your parent's physician after a hospitalization that he/she will not be discharged to home and you have 2 days to find a place for him/her. You are facing a whole new vocabulary; set of options, financial decisions, and set of laws while dealing with the emotionality and family dynamics. This book is written to guide you through it. It's about navigating the ground game. You can spend hours researching, analyzing and becoming an expert yet do you have time for that? This book is process oriented. Here are the steps, definitions, discussions to have, the financial piece, things to consider when making decisions, and how to honor your senior in the process. The goal is your parent's wellbeing and safety. Your strategy must be realistic and sustainable. It's one of those books that you carry with you, read as you go, review and discuss in family meetings. It is designed to get you and your senior through it and to a positive place in the long run. *Additional reference material is indicated as well.
Description
You find out from the doctor that your parent is no longer safe living alone and can't return home from the hospital. And you have 2 days to make arrangements! All of a sudden you are thrust into situation that you have no clue of how to handle. You are facing a whole world of vocabulary, options, financial and legal questions. What are we going to do? Where do we start? How am I going to handle this? Who is out there to get us through this? What are the options? How much will this cost? How are we going to pay for this? How are we going to break this to Mom and Dad? This book is written to guide you through it. It's about navigating the ground game. You can spend hours researching, analyzing and becoming an expert yet do you have time for that? This book is process oriented. Here are the steps, definitions, discussions to have, the financial piece, things to consider when making decisions, and how to honor your senior in the process. The goal is your parent's wellbeing and safety. Your strategy must be realistic and sustainable. It's one of those books that you carry with you, read as you go, review and discuss in family meetings. It is designed to get you and your senior through it and to a positive place in the long run.
About the author
Jane E. Meyers-Bowen MN has dedicated her career life to facilitating positive change in people's lives. Completing a Master's degree in Nursing with a focus on change management she has helped thousands of people to not only cope but prosper with change. She has published articles for years to address senior issues and promote senior safety and well being.


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