The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse

How to Protect Your Parents—and Yourself
Product Number: EB00743221
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510716506
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

A resource for caregivers who want to protect vulnerable seniors from exploitation and harm. The rapid aging of the American population and its accompanying epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer's disease has brought about an awareness of the increasing vulnerability of our elders. Taking care of our parents and protecting them from exploitation and abuse at the hands of others can evolve into a virtual full-time occupation. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse provides a practical manual to help prepare for the challenges that arise as our parents begin to lose their independence. In each chapter, a nationally recognized expert provides specific advice regarding effective actions that can be taken in order to protect loved ones in every area of their lives. They offer practical answers to such questions as: -What qualities should you look for in a caretaker? -What are the pros and cons of trusts and guardianships? -Who do you go to if you suspect abuse of any kind? -How do you best protect your own rights so that you can preserve the rights of your loved one? -What should you know about dealing with hospital staff when it comes to making end-of-life decisions? The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse addresses the personal, medical, financial, and legal considerations that may arise for adult children of a senior citizen. "Tell[s] us what we all can and must do to protect one of the most cherished, but also one of the most vulnerable, segments of our society." -Former FBI Special Agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, #1 New York Times-bestselling authors "Both authoritative and accessible, this book is full of useful information making it a go-to resource for families and human services professionals alike." -Annelle B. Primm, MD, MPH, former deputy medical director, American Psychiatric Association

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Author(s): Thomas Lee Wright
Original Publish Date: Apr 18, 2017

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