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Author Houle, Marcy Cottrell, 1953- author.

Title The gift of caring : saving our parents from the perils of modern healthcare / Marcy Cottrell Houle, M.S. and Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH.

Publication Info. Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  306.8740846 HOU    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword by Jennie Chin Hansen -- Part I: The aitplane diaries -- Part II: A good ending -- Appendix 1. The drugs seniors should not be on but are too often prescribed, as determined by the American Geriatric Society "Beer List" -- Appendix 2. Health history sheets: What every senior must have -- Appendix 3. Continuity of care: The daily checklist for you, your parents, your caregiver, and your doctor.
Summary "In the next few years, 66 million Americans will be caring for an aging parent. "Over eighty-five" is the nation's fastest growing age group, a trend that keeps growing as ten thousand Americans turn sixty-five every day. The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal--how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. Combining adroit storytelling skills with expert advice, this book brings the reader into the all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents and offers answers to questions we may not know to ask until it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Aging parents -- Care.
Aging parents -- Health and hygiene.
Aging parents -- Medical care.
Adult children of aging parents.
Added Author Eckstrom, Elizabeth N.
ISBN 9781493010035 (hardback)
1493010034 (hardback)
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