Survival Manual for Elders is written by a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, therapists, chaplains, business and legal experts. Their collective wisdom concerning aging and passion for person-centric care, with promotion of resiliency and maximum functional potential, shine through every page. The table of contents reads like a list of questions "I wish my doctor had discussed with me." Topics such as dignity, health promotion, healthcare choices, advance directives and goals of care, and common symptoms and conditions are accurately and readably discussed and emphasized. The section on levels of care and healthcare finances is particularly helpful in clarifying the maze of choices facing seniors and their caregivers as they negotiate our US industrial, financial, and healthcare complex. Chapters covering medication safety, cognitive and mental health concerns, and illness complications are especially well written. If knowledge is power, the insights offered by this book will be a strong ally for seniors and their caregivers to successfully navigate the challenges of aging, making informed decisions and focusing on individualized goals of care.
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Published December 6, 2012
by Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc..
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical.