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 sister would come only once a week and timed her visits to arrive ten minutes
before my parents had to go to a meal. Jim: Did you and your sister talk about this
? Elizabeth: I'm afraid we're not a family that talks about things. When it became ...
Meals: It's important that seniors who have been assessed as being at nutritional
risk get at least one hot, nutritious meal per day. One of the most widely used
services provides meals for people over sixty. These meals might be served at a
difficult nature of, 157-165 home modifications and, 187, 256, 267 meals and,
159, 176, 225 Medicare coverage for, 267 personal assistants for, 187, 264 see
also geriatric care managers insurance departments, contact information for, ...
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