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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A few months later, Mr. Davis's legs would no longer support his body weight, so
he and his wife moved to a private room at the nursing home a mile away. Soon
my parents inherited a less talkative couple who looked as if they had posed for ...
Call your local Area Agency on Aging or the state Alzheimer's Association. • All of
the above. When you talk to an agent, ask how many long-term-care policies he
or she has written in the last twelve months. If the number isn't substantial, this ...
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 for a twenty-
month penalty period. That means they could not begin collecting Medicaid for ...
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