The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People (Paperback)
No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate?
Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth.
Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.
About the Author
Deborah Stone is a leading expert in the field of elder care. Through her website, www.maturethinking.co.uk she provides information and advice for families caring for older people, as well as advising companies on the effective development of products and services for older people. Deborah hosts regular seminars and clinics for company staff juggling work, family life and care responsibilities. She appears regularly on TV and radio and contributes to many national newspapers. Her debut novel, What's Left Unsaid was published in 2018.
“A clear, simple guide to a very complex process. All aspects of supporting older people are to be found in this incredibly comprehensive and useful publication.” —Professor Martin Green OBE Chief Executive: Care England Chair: The International Longevity Centre-UK
“As someone who has worked professionally in the arena of adult social care for over 25 years and more recently had to deal with the need for care for a close relative, this book is a timely and very useful reminder of the do's and don'ts in dealing with increasing frailty and the need for a care home. This book is extremely helpful in guiding people through what can seem a maze of bureaucracy, at the same time not forgetting the personal aspects.” —Simon Morris, former CEO of Jewish Care
“There has never been a more important time for a clear and concise guide like this - the care system can be a confusing (and sometimes perilous) maze, and families need to be well prepared and know all their options if they are going to make the right decisions for their loved ones.” —Tony Watts, Director EngAgeNet
“Struggling to care for older relatives? The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People has lots of practical advice about help at home and funding the cost of care.” —My Weekly
“You will be able to handle anything life throws at you with this book by your side.” —Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree
“A compassionate and well-researched 'bible' for anyone seeking advice on supporting their elderly friends or family members.” —Jill Adams, On The Shelf Books
“It's practical, it's realistic both about what's available and the hurdles along the way, and it presents a vast amount of usable information in a digestible and accessible format.” —Anne Williams, Being Anne
“What an absolute gem of a book this is. I will certainly be keeping it on hand to dip into from time to time.” —Lynn Brown, Books in My Opinion
“I wish I could share this book with everyone – it is helpful for anyone facing ill health of themselves, their friends and families.” —Maureen Moyes, Love Books Group
“From finance to medication, from care at home to care in a home this is such a useful tool for older people, those approaching older life, their family and carers. It is a book every household should read.” —Janet Fearnley, Love Books Read Books
“Informative and helpful for a situation we will all face but never take the time to plan for. I highly recommend this book for all families.” —One Girl and A Book
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