When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents, Volume 6
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2006 - 312 halaman
After his father suffered a massive stroke and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Jim Comer found himself an overnight "parent" at the age of 51. When he walked into his father's hospital room everyone looked to him as the "man who knew all the answers." He soon realized he didn't even know the questions.
In ten years of caregiving, Comer has not only learned the questions he has lived them, and with When Roles Reverse he shares his hard-won answers.
He learned to deal with hospitals, insurance companies, rehab centers, his father's deafness and his mother's dementia. Through it all Jim has kept his sanity and sense of humor, in the process forging a deeper, more intimate relationship with his parents.
With laugh-out-loud humor, Jim deals with improvisational moments for which there is no preparation:
And offers personal experience and expert insight on the many issues it's absolutely essential to plan for such as:
When Roles Reverse even includes "Fifty Questions that will save you Time, Money, and Tears," a special section designed to help families initiate vital communication and prepare for the crises, confusion and unexpected joys of caregiving.
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"That's because she spends a lot of time with nurses' aides who are in their early
twenties. It's a good thing that your parents live on different wings. Otherwise they
would drive each other nuts. Your father would be trying to control her and ...
That includes nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists;
and dietary, laundry, and nurses' aides. We have a quality assurance system of
clinical professionals whose job is to make sure we are doing everything we are
Our nurses' aides start at $9-1 0 an hour, which is very competitive for central
Texas. On top of that, we fund their 401 (k) 100 percent and give them full
benefits. We cut down on management tiers and let all our employees know, "
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