A NEW BOOK FOR FAMILIES MAKING DECISIONS FOR ELDERLY LOVED ONES
Book Shows that High Quality of Life and Life in a Nursing Home Can be One and the Same
(Alameda, CA-March 21, 2006) While life in a nursing home is rarely considered a first choice, at times it is the best choice. Still, the decision to put a loved one in a home can be incredibly difficult.
Living Well in a Nursing Home is an upbeat guide that shows how to make the nursing home experience a time of support, companionship, and new opportunities. It concentrates on the positive aspects of nursing homes and offers strategies for identifying the best facilities.
Among topics covered are how to recognize signs that a family member needs extra support, determining whether in-home care is a viable option, the different types of long-term care, working and communicating with staff, and preparing for end of life. The book includes exercises for working through emotional reactions to the nursing home decision and how to maintain and improve family relationships in these circumstances.
Uplifting stories of people and staff in nursing homes illustrate the concepts in the book, which is filled with practical and positive advice, written in reader-friendly language.