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Author Silin, Peter S., 1954-

Title Nursing homes and assisted living : the family's guide to making decisions and getting good care / Peter S. Silin.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.16 Si34n 2009    ---  Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xv, 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents Becoming a caregiver -- Becoming the "family member" of soemone in care -- Types and levels of care -- How to talk about care -- Stress and burnout -- When a parent chooses to live at risk -- Making the decision -- Your legal right to make decisions for your relative: a warning -- Advance directives and medical decisions -- Family relationships and care decisions -- Conflicts that give rise to guilt -- Families and guilt -- Adult children -- Guilt, culture, and society today -- Not all relationships were ideal -- Guilt and dementia -- Letting go -- Grief and loss -- Keeeping your relative at home -- Where to start finding a nursing home or assisted living facility -- Applying for seniors housing -- Models of care -- On abuse -- Specialized dementia care units -- Costs -- Nursing homes and legal responsibility -- Viewing the residence: staffing, programming, policies, dining, physical plant, surveys and accreditation -- Staff roles: who does what? -- Nursing home and assisted living systems: how the system works, a typical day -- Preparations for moving day: how to prepare your relative, get to know the home in advance, equipment, valuables, clothing -- If your relative refuses to go -- When you first arrive -- Resident adjustment -- Changes and differences in behavior -- Dementia and behavior -- Sex and relationships in nursing homes and assisted living -- On staying healthy -- Your emotional adjustment -- Phases of adjustment -- Basic standards of care -- How care is organized -- Care conferences -- Medication and care planning -- Medication and pain control -- Restraints -- Toileting and incontinence -- Falls -- Pressure sores -- Depression -- Alcohol, drugs, and other addictions -- Roommates -- Communication -- Gaps in the system -- When things go missing -- Making complaints -- How often to visit -- Visiting someone who has dementia -- Going out and going home -- Ending a visit -- Companions -- Out-of-town caregivers: professional geriatric care managers -- Making a home better: include the resident in the change, working with other families, working the system, working with government -- Talking about death -- Facing feelings about dying and death -- Decisions -- Hospice and palliative care -- Younger people and death -- What occurs during the dying process -- After death -- Saying good-bye to the home -- Appendices: accessing care in Canada, questionnaires, some common medical abbreviations.
Note Also includes case studies.
Rev. ed. of: Nursing homes. 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Older people -- Nursing home care.
Nursing home patients -- Family relationships.
Older people -- Nursing home care -- Psychological aspects.
Older people -- Nursing home care -- Social aspects.
Added Author Silin, Peter S., 1954- Nursing homes.
ISBN 9780801893520 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801893513 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801893518 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801893526 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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