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Eldercare : the best resources to help you help your aging relatives
Richards, Marty.
Publication Information:
Seattle, Wash. : Resource Pathways, Inc., [1999]

Physical Description:
253 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
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HQ1061 .E37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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With a rapidly aging population, few subjects draw more headlines than caring for our aging relatives. This unique guidebook identifies and evaluates resources that will help families understand and better respond to the many issues that arise as parents grow older. Chapters focus on the aging process as it relates to older adults and their loved ones; caregiving issues; death and dying; employment and retirement; financial and legal matters (insurance, health insurance, estate planning); health and wellness; housing and alternative living arrangements; and family relationships. Each chapter provides in-depth descriptions and reviews of resources (books, websites, and more), rated by overall quality and value.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Describes and evaluates resources related to a host of later-life issues, from planning a productive retirement to "Alzheimer's-proofing" a home.

Library Journal Review

Those interested in learning about the challenges and promises of later life have a vast array of information resources from which to choose. Locating and evaluating useful materials can be a daunting task, however. Editor Richards, an award-winning consultant on aging, and a team of aging experts have selected a sampling of consumer-oriented books, web sites, computer programs, and videos on such topics as caregiving, death and dying, employment and retirement, legal and financial matters, healthcare, housing, and family relationships. Organized by topic and preceded by a short introduction to the subject, entries include a brief summary and evaluation of the item's design, content, and ease of use; purchasing details; and author credentials. A four-star rating system ranks items from "highly recommended" to "spend your money and time elsewhere." Candid, readable evaluations and an easy-to-use format are the guide's strongest feature. Unfortunately, the number of materials included is thin, particularly in the healthcare section, which focuses heavily on Alzheimer's disease while neglecting other common late-life medical conditions like diabetes, hearing loss, and incontinence. Purchase for larger aging and consumer collections.--Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

During our lifetimes, everyone will need to read or view one or more of the resources ranked and annotated in this bibliography of books, software programs, audio cassettes, videos, and Web sites. Each of its nearly 200 resources is accorded a full-page review and evaluation and an overall rating from four stars (highly recommended) to one (not worth the money). All the resources were read or viewed and evaluated by the professionals in social work, medicine, or gerontology who were part of the work's Advisory Council. Of the sources screened, only 25 percent were selected for this guide. Citations are arranged alphabetically under eight broad categories, and each source is indexed by title, subject, publisher, and media. Appendixes list 100 support and educational organizations and include a section called "Resources of Interest to Those Who Appreciate a Spiritual Perspective." Recommended for public, college, special, and university libraries. R. L. Ruben; Western Illinois University