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Stages of senior care : your step-by-step guide to making the best decisions
by Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan
The Hogans believe in helping seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, and knowledge is their most powerful tool in securing that goal; this book includes information, advice and resources aimed at managing and ameliorating the sadness, confusion, guilt and anxiety of making quality-of-life decisions for a loved one. Emphasizing the need for planning, the Hogans offer a list of signs that indicate it’s time to consider additional care, as well as a thorough exploration of the options, including pros and cons, questions to ask and other factors when choosing among home care, senior centers, assisted living and nursing homes. The Hogans also consider options for children who live far away from their parents, and advice on what to do when siblings find themselves in disagreement.
Promoting family involvement in long-term care settings : a guide to programs that work
This innovative new book offers strategies and programs designed to get families involved in formal care settings in constructive, cooperative ways that complement staff and support residents. Nine intervention strategies are described in detail from inception to evaluation. Designed and implemented in nursing facilities across the United States , these model programs are replicable and will help facilities to: improve residents' quality of life; increase effective communication with families; personalize care; maintain connections between residents and families; reduce staff stress levels; boost overall facility morale. Written by the programs' creators and facilitators, each chapter functions as a guide to implementation and includes relevant forms, guidelines, and protocols. Challenges of program implementation are discussed and practical recommendations for overcoming obstacles are provided. Widely versatile, these nine programs can be successfully implemented in adult day services, assisted living facilities, and long-term residential care settings. Useful for direct care staff, supervisors, and administrators, this book is an invaluable resource for strengthening current relationships between staff, residents, and family members. It is also equally beneficial in facilitating residents? transitions to long-term care.