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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My own minister, the chaplain from the nursing home, and a friend from Hospice
Austin agreed to participate. Since it was December, I asked ... I did not want a
cut-and-dried notice that came from the funeral home template. How many death
It became apparent that the funeral home map was incomplete. She radioed for
help and a man in a van showed up. He could not find our plot either, so they
drove back to the funeral home to find accurate information. I was left standing
34 funeral Planning: Get It in Writing Because I'm the only surviving child, no one
questioned my decisions about Dad's burial plan, casket, funeral service, ... Max
Jones has run a funeral home in Smithville, Texas, for more than fifty years.
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