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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Too many people with Alzheimer's disease are in costly nursing homes that don't
have a program specifically designed for their individual needs. In the
Reminiscence Program, residents are provided with reminders of what they used
to enjoy ...
While costs more than tripled, their monthly income remained the same: $3,000.
Do the math. They faced a yearly shortfall of $50,000 and the gap widened each
year as nursing home costs increased. Their bill was on the low end of the ...
In addition, many people who buy long-term-care insurance don't buy enough to
cover the cost of inflation. By the time they need to access their coverage, ten or
twenty years after first purchasing it, prices are so high that the policy doesn't ...
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