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Aging and Elder Care

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Learn about many critical aspects of aging and how to better care for a loved one or patient.

Created to help support family as well as professional caregivers, this comprehensive kit covers all aspects of aging and elder care, from understanding the physical factors of aging and identifying common elder health issues, to knowing when to help, taking care of yourself, and dealing with the psychological and physical issues associated with elder care. Includes a first-aid section and tips on making the home safe and livable for elders.

102 reproducible pages available in 2 formats:
-pdf files (CD-ROM)
-looseleaf with binder (Kopy Kit)


The Physical Apects of Aging
Aging and the Body
Aging and the Mind
Common Diseases with Aging
Dealing with Dementia
Identifying Alzheimer's Disease
Stroke and Its Effects

Family Issues
Autonomy and Self-Esteem
Tough Issues: Talking to Your Parents
Changing Roles- For the Parent and Adult Child
Effects on the Caregiver: Spouse and Family
The Sandwich Generation
Dealing with Family Denial
Issues to Review: Checklist for Families

When to Help Knowing
When to Help
How to Start Helping
Accepting Change
Clues for Deciding How and When to Step In
To Drive or Not to Drive

The Big Picture: Planning
Planning Ahead for Elder Care
Living Arrangements
Power of Attorney
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Advance Directives
Life Insurance
Will and Estate Planning
When to Cash In: Viatical Settlements
Medicare and Medicaid Coverage
Medicare and MediGap Insurance

Financial and Legal Counsel
Lining Up Professionals and Specialists
Crisis Plans
Transportation: Elder Mobility

Care and Living Arrangements
Evaluating Care Options
Help for the Caregiver
Choosing a Nursing Home
Important Selection Factors
Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Home and Day Care
10 Reasons Why Home Care is Better
Home Modification Options
Independent Living Retirement Communities
Assisted Living Facilities
Adult Day Services
Spouses and Care
Geriatric Care Managers
Paying for Care
Getting Adjusted

Daily Caretaking
The Four Stages of Caregiving
Creating a Care Plan
Defining the Needs of the Person and the Caregiver
Managing Tasks
Creating a Safe Home
Care from Afar
The Importance of Exercise
Routines and Activities
Activities to Stay Healthy
Safe Bathing
Personal Hygiene
Medication Dos and Don'ts
Mealtime Tips
Controlling Incontinence
Transferring Tips
Proper Lifting Techniques
Care for the Bedridden Patient

Taking Care of the Caregiver
Action Plan for Caregivers
Investigate: Find Support and Information
Staying Informed
Sharing Responsibilities: Informal Caregiving
Juggling Divided Loyalties
Balancing Career and Caregiving
Caregiving and Guilt
Protecting Personal Self-Esteem
Support Groups
Better Communication
Controlling Stress
Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Death and Dying
Evaluating Quality of Life
Medical Treatment-When Is It Enough?
Dying with Dignity
Choosing Hospice Care
Grief and Mourning
The Surviving Parent
Funerals and Burials
Celebrating Life
Strategies to Move Ahead

First Aid and Home Tips
Elder Care at Home
Living Alone-A Security Plan
Slipping and Tripping Hazards
Steps and Stairs
Is Your Home Fire Safe?
First Aid for Common Injuries
Treating Burns and Scalds
BleedingoHow to Stop It
Proven Life Saver
Stroke or Heart Attack Life-Saving Steps
When Someone Stops Breathing
The Heimlich Maneuver- A Response to Choking
Identifying Elder Abuse
Medicines and Drug and#149;A Safety Checklist
Call a Poison Control Cente

2590CD CD-ROM Price: $135.00 
2590KK Kopy-Kit Price: $135.00