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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(Pages 229-32) • How do you protect your parents' assets? (Pages 221-24, 273-
75) • If your parents have few assets and may need nursing care, how do you
qualify them for Medicaid? (Pages 221-22, 273-78) • How can you tell a good
The more complicated their estate and the more assets they have, the more
important it is to get top-notch legal advice. I hired an elder law attorney when I
did my mother's application and it went through in six weeks without a hitch. I do
transferred asset by the average monthly private -pay cost of nursing facility care
in the state. For example, if your parent transferred an asset worth $80,000 and
the cost of nursing home care was $4,000 a month, divide $4,000 into $80,000
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