The Family Guide to Long-term Care: Six Volume Set
  • The Family Guide to Long-term Care: Six Volume Set

    The Family Guide to Long-term Care: Six Volume Set™


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    Solutions & Practical Advice for Older Adults and Their Families.

    When older adults experience changes caused by the aging process, it's often difficult for families to know how to begin managing their loved ones' care, deal with difficult emotions, and make informed decisions. Through The Family Guide to Long-term Care series, you'll find answers to the questions that families so often encounter. These volumes are filled with indispensable knowledge that will benefit the entire family - not just at one point in time but throughout the entire process as a loved one experiences changes that come with aging.

    Getting Started
    Volume 1 | 34 minutes

    Learn what to do when an aging parent begins to need more assistance than you can provide. You'll benefit from detailed, step-by-step information on:
    • Planning ahead as a family
    • Warning signs that your parent should no longer live alone
    • Assessing needs based on activities of daily living (ADLs)
    • Safeguarding the home
    • Home-based services

    Making the Right Choice
    Volume 2 | 50 minutes

    When the time arrives for your parent to move from home, Making the Right Choice helps you understand the array of living options available - and find the one that best fits your situation. You'll learn about:
    • Involving your loved one in the decision
    • The continuum of care
    • How to choose a facility
    • Dealing with natural feelings of guilt
    • Making the transition from home

    Staying Involved
    Volume 3 | 31 minutes

    Learn how the family's role remains critical to your loved one's well-being even after the transition to new surroundings. You'll get important information on:
    • Care planning
    • Ways to keep the family involved
    • Becoming partners with the staff and other providers
    • Monitoring your loved one's care
    • Helping your parent stay emotionally healthy


    Understanding Long-term Care Insurance
    Volume 4 | 21 minutes

    This video will thoroughly prepare you to navigate an often bewildering maze of information - and make decisions that will preserve your assets and freedom of choice. You'll get expert guidance on:
    • Gauging your need for LTC insurance
    • The limits of Medicare and Medicaid
    • Coverage for assisted living, home health and adult day care
    • What to look for in an insuror
    • Choosing coverage options that are best for you


    Legal Issues
    Volume 5 | 21 minutes

    None of us wants to give up the right to decide whether we should be kept alive on a machine, or how our estate will be passed along - or to put our families in the uncomfortable position of making such desicisions for us. You'll learn valuable information that will give you and your family more peace of mind:
    • Making a will and keeping it up to date
    • Living Wills - making health care decisions in advance
    • Durable power of attorney
    • Designating others to make decisions on your behalf

    Financial Planning
    Volume 6 | 27 minutes

    After viewing this video, you'll have a clear picture of what to do if you someday have to manage a loved one's affairs. Whether you're planning for yourself or an aging parent, this video will give you the essential information you need:
    • Organizing financial information and determining available assets
    • Principles of sound investing
    • Social Security benefits
    • Everything you need to know about Medicare: what it will (and will
    not)pay for, deductibles, Parts A & B, coverage options and
    supplemental insurance