My Book - Elder Care Made Easier

Caregiving training guidecargiver training guide“Elder Care Made Easier: Doctor Marion’s 10 Steps to Help You Care for an Aging Loved One” draws from her wealth of experience and knowledge to lay out a 10 step elder care plan for everyday individuals. By implementing one, two, or all ten steps, caregivers will quickly feel more at ease and better prepared to meet their elder care challenge.

This book is written in layman's terms and is especially intended for those who do not have the luxury of hiring a geriatric care manager. The material is upbeat, and it also includes an extensive appendix with a planner, workbook, and logbook for those who want to use it as a resource to track their elder’s health care needs.

WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS ARE SAYING
"This book is a must have for those who want logical, safe, swift, and helpful guidance and advice on elder care. Unlike most others, this is a very practical book that is an easy read, and is filled with practical wisdom all of us with aging parents need to know. As one who is so close to elder care issues and challenges, I have great respect for Doctor Marion’s insight and professionalism."
-- Bart J. Mindszenthy, APR, Fellow CPRS
Co-author of the best selling book, "Parenting Your Parents"

"In my professional life as CEO of Delphi Health Products, and in my personal life as the caregiver for my elderly father, I am thoroughly impressed with the easy-to-use and practical insights offered by Doctor Marion in this excellent book."
-- Debbie Bitticks, Co-author of "The Senior Organizer"

"Doctor Marion gives you the 10 steps critical to making elder care easier. Never before have I seen such a well-written yet easy to use guide for the complex subject of elder care."
-- Rose Dobrof, DSW, Founder of Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Step #1 Communicate Openly: Tips for keeping all family members in the communications loop.

Step #2 Improve The Lifestyle: Diet, exercise, and entertainment options that increase your elder's happiness.

Step #3 Put Safety First: Common sense ways to improve the safety of your elder inside and outside of the home.

Step #4 Make Life Easier With Adapted Equipment: Specialized items that can improve your elder's quality of life.

Step #5 Manage Financial Issues: Put your elder's financial house in order.

Step #6 Take Care of Legal Issues: A short guide for crucial legal papers.

Step #7 Find Mobility in Disability: Ways to keep your elder mobile.

Step #8 Find the Right Housing: Should your elder live at home, in your home, in assisted living, in a nursing home?

Step #9 Hire Help When It's Needed: Important details to consider when hiring aides.

Step #10 Learn to Let Go: Death, dying, and bereavement skills.

RESOURCES
Appendix A: Warning Signs
Appendix B: Alternative Therapies
Appendix C: Logbooks
Elder Care A-Z

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