When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home,
Assisted Living, or In-Home Care:
The Complete Guide

by Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, and Mary A. Languirand, PhD

When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide

Maybe it happened without warning, or maybe the signs were there for some time. But now the day has arrived: your loved one just can't make it alone anymore. This is a difficult and emotional journey, and everyone has questions along the way. When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care provides the answers.

This book, winner of the Caregiver Friendly Award (National Association of Caregivers), now in a revised and updated edition, is your complete resource--a frank, friendly, and informative guide to help you deal with the complex and sometimes confusing world of nursing home, assisted living, and in-home care. The authors offer strategies for dealing with every aspect of in-home and facility care, from choosing the right placement setting, to navigating the bureaucracy of the eldercare system, to deciphering changes in Medicare coverage.

Includes the newest information on:
  • Determining when a loved one needs professional care, and evaluating a care provider
  • Adjusting to a new caregiving situation
  • Communicating with staff to ensure top-quality care
  • Coping strategies for the caregiver
  • Dealing with late-life medical problems
  • Changes in eldercare tax laws and Medicare regulations

In addition, an extensive resource section offers handy checklists, easy-to-use worksheets, and comprehensive contact information for a wide range of services. This book offers expert advice on everything you need to make the most informed and compassionate decisions for you and your loved one.

Newly revised and updated, this award-winning guide provides information on every aspect of caring for an older parent or family member.


Reviews of When Someone You Love…..

"An indispensable book, especially in a crisis when decisions need to be made quickly."
      --AARP's My Generation

"A host of practical tips covers essential details not often discussed elsewhere. Informative and readable with touches of appropriate humor to lighten what can be difficult subjects."
      --Library Journal

"Terrific! A fresh and highly useful tool for the families of those requiring nursing home care. All the really important (and useful) material is covered. It's all about what people really want to know."
      --Willam Prescott, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Brook Lane Health Services; former Assistant Surgeon General

"This is a book you will want to read. It offers useful tools for helping one identify legal, emotional, and practical information about long term care [and]evaluation tools to screen for the right nursing facility. [Includes] the nuts and bolts of discharge planning, making your home safe, late-life medical problems and how to deal with them, and the rights of your loved ones."
      --Roberto Jaramillo, The Senior Times

"An invaluable aid for all those faced with the monumental task of deciding on home-care, assisted living, and nursing care options. It leads families through today's complicated healthcare system by providing strategies, 'inside' information, useful resources and practical suggestions. I highly recommend it."
      --Dr. Lynn Tondat Ruggeri, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

"Pertinent information clearly presented by professionals with solid credentials can be an enormous stress-reliever, especially for people dealing with complex concerns about eldercare and health problems. This book will be extremely helpful to those who need to make informed and compassionate decisions about their aging loved ones."
      --Dr. Georgia Witkin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York

"Written in a conversational tone, the book offers empathetic, practical advice on the medical, legal, financial, and psychological aspects of the decision-making process."

"The authors teach the caregiver to be a savvy consumer with plenty of tips, questions to ask to ensure quality service, checklists, worksheets, and resources…You will want to keep this book in your office for caregivers of older adults."
      --Patricia L. Henderson, M.S., C.R.C., Inside AGM, the newsletter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

"Robert F. Bornstein and Mary A. Languirand offer guidance on the practical and emotional issues that arise when making decisions about nursing home care."
      --Joanne Trestrail, Chicago Tribune