Eldercare

I. General Eldercare Issues

III. Independent Living and Aging Issues
III. Caring for Parents, Relatives, and Yourself
IV. Legal Issues
V. Medical Care and Nursing Homes
VI. Living Facilities: Directories and Consumer Guides
VII. Resources for Seniors

I. General Eldercare Issues

Henry, Stella Mora. The Eldercare Handbook: Difficult Choices, Compassionate Solutions.. 2006. (362.6 Henry.S)
Thompson, Tamara (ed.). How should society address the needs of the elderly?. 2005. (362.6 At)
Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders, by Mary Pipher. 1999. (306.874 Piphe.M)
Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders, by Ann Cason. 2002. (362.63 Cason.A)
The Complete Eldercare Planner: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help, by Joy Loverde. 2000. (362.6 Lover.J)
 Eldercare 911: The Caregiver’s Complete Handbook for Making Decisions, by Susan Beerman, Judith Rappaport-Musson. 2002. (362.6 Beerm.S)
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, edited by Mathy D. Mezey et al. 2004. (362.6 Encyclo)
Faith in the Future: Healthcare, Aging and the Role of Religion, by Harold George Koenig, Douglas Lawson, with Malcolm McConnell. 2004. (362.6 Koeni.H)
The Unofficial Guide to Eldercare, by Christine A. Adamec. 1999. (362.6 Adame.C)

II. Independent Living and Aging Issues

Agin, Brent. Healthy Aging for Dummies. 2008. (613.0434 Dummies)
Francina, Suza. The new yoga for healthy aging : living longer, living stronger and loving every day. 2007. (613.7046 Franc.S)
Accessible Gardening: Tips & Techniques for Seniors & the Disabled,by Joann Woy. 1997. (635.087 Woy.J)
Aging Sourcebook: Basic Information on Issues Affecting Older Americans, Including Demographic Trends, Social Security, Medicare, Estate Planning, Legal Rights, Health and Safety, Elder Care Options, Retirement Lifestyle Options, and End of Life Issues, edited by Dan R. Harris. 1998. (362.6 Aging)
Choices: Making a Good Move to a Retirement Community, by Heather M. Young and Rheba de Tornyay. 1996. (646.79 Young.H)
Getting Old Without Getting Anxious: Conquering Late-life Anxiety, by Peter V Rabins with Lynn Lauber. 2005.(618.97689 Rabin.P)
The Graying of America: An Encyclopedia of Aging, Health, Mind, and Behavior, by Donald H. Kausler and Barry c. Kausler. 2001. (305.26 Kausl.D 2001)
The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health After 50: The Latest Recommendations from the Hopkins Specialists, edited by Simeon Margolis. 2002. (613.0434 Johns)
The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know, edited by Christine K. Cassel and George A. Vallasi. 1999. (646.79 Practic)
Simplifying Life as a Senior Citizen: Hundreds of Tips to Make Everyday Living Easier, by Joan Cleveland. 1998. (646.79 Cleve.J)

III. Caring for Parents, Relatives, and Yourself

Delehanty, Hugh. Caring for your parents : the complete AARP guide. 2005. (306.874 Deleh.H)
Jacobs, Barry J.The emotional survival guide for caregivers : looking after yourself and your family while helping an aging parent. 2006. (649.8 Jacob.B)
And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver’s Companion, edited by Beth Witrogen McLeod. c2002. (649.8 And) see also & Thou Shalt Honor (Video 362.6 And)
Shares the stories of formal and informal caregivers, describes the different types of caregiving from long distance to nursing home care, and provides guidelines and information on caregiving, including websites.
As Parents Age: A Psychological and Practical Guide, by Joseph A. Ilardo. 1998. (306.874 Ilard.J)
Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: How to Care for yourAging Parent without Losing Yourself, by Alexis Abramson. 2004 (306.874 Abram.A)
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Help, How to Survive, by Claire Berman. 2001.( 306.874 Berma.C 2001)
Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones. The official book of the Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council. 2002. (649.8 Complet)
Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even if they Didn’t Take care of you, by Roberta Satow. 2005.( 306.874 Satow.R)
Eldercare: The Best Resources to Help You Help Your Aging Relatives, edited by Marty Richards. 1999. (362.6 Eldercar)
Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, edited by Gary Barg. 2003. (649.8 Fearles)
How to Care for Aging Parents,.by Virginia Morris. 2004. (306.874 Morri.V 2004)
My Mother’s Hip: Lessons From the World of Eldercare, by Luise Margolis. 2004. (362.6 Margo.L)
Taking Care of Mom & Dad: The Money, Politics and Emotions That Come with Supporting Your Parents, by Mike Rust. 2003. (362.6 Rust.M)

IV. Legal Issues

The Complete Retirement Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Money,Your Health, and Your Independence, by Peter J. Strauss and Nancy M. Lederman. 2003. (346.013 Strau.P)
How to Settle Your Living Trust: How You Can Settle a Living Trust Swiftly, Easily, and Safely, by Henry W. Abts. 1999. (346.052 Abts.H)
Seniors’ Rights: Your Legal Guide to Living Life to the Fullest, by Brette McWhorter Sember. 2004. (346.013 Sembe.B)
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions, by J.L. Matthews, with Dorothy Matthews Berman. 2004. (368.4 Matth.J)

V. Medical Care and Nursing Homes

Carlson, Eric M. The baby boomer's guide to nursing home care. 2006. (362.16 Carls.E)
Digregorio, Charlotte. Everything you need to know about nursing homes : the family's comprehensive guide to either working with the institution or finding care alternatives. 2005. (362.16 Digre.C)
Alzheimer’s Disease Sourcebook: Basic Consume Health Information About Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Related Disorders edited by Karen Bellenir. 2003. (Reference 616.831 Alzheim)
The Complete Bedside Companion: No-Nonsense Advice on Caring for the Seriously Ill, by Rodger McFarlane. 1998. (649.8 Mcfar.R)
Hiring Home Caregivers: The Family Guide to In-Home Eldercare, by D. Helen Susik. 1995. (649.8 Susik.D)
Living with Stroke: A Guide for Families: Help and New Hope for all Those Touched by Stroke, by Richard C. Senelick. 1999. (616.81 Senel.R)
Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There, edited by Sarah Greene Burger et al. 2002. (362.16 Nursing)
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins. 2001, c1999. (616.831 Mace.N 2001)
Provides practical and legal advice on caring for those who can no longer care for themselves, including information on dealing with such daily problems as eating and exercising, and suggests ways to cope with mood swings and false ideas.

VI. Living Facilities: Directories and Consumer Guides

Choose the Right Long-Term Care: Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes. 2002- (362.16 Choose)
The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care, by Brette McWhorter Sember. c2003. (346.013 Sembe.B)
Consumer Reports Complete Guide to Health Services for Seniors: What Your Family Needs to Know about Finding and Financing Medicare, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Care, Adult Day Care ; With Ratings of Medicare HMOs and Supplemental Policies, by Trudy Lieberman and the editors of Consumer Reports. 2000. (362.16 Consume)
National Guide to Funding in Aging. The Foundation Center, 2000-. (Reference 362.6 Nationa)
Nursing Home Selection Guide: A Place to Turn, prepared by the North Shore Senior Center. 2000. (Reference 362.16 Nursing 2000)
Retirement Home Selection Guide: A Place to Turn, prepared by the North Shore Senior Center. 2001. (Reference 362.61 Retirem 2001)

VII. Resources for Seniors

Care Matters:The Directory for Seniors, Caregivers & Professionals: Northwest Indiana and Neighboring Communities in Illinois and Michigan. 2003-2005. (Reference 362.6 Care)
Free Stuff & Good Deals for Folks over 50, by Linda Bowman. 2003. (640.7308 Bowma.L 2003)
Is Your Parent In Good Hands? Protecting your Aging Parent from Financial Abuse and Neglect, by Edward Carnot. 2004.(362.6 Carno.E)
Making Life More Livable: A Practical Guide to Over 1,000 Products and Resources for Living Well in the Mature Years, by Ellen F. Lederman. 1994. (Reference 362.6 Leder.E)
National Guide to Funding in Aging. The Foundation Center, 2000. (Reference 362.6 Nationa)
Older Americans Information Directory. 2005. (Reference 362.6 Older)
Resource Directory for Older People. 2001. (Reference 362.6025 Resourc)

Compiled by Joan Blecher; Revised, June 2008

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