When I realized that I needed to learn about assisted living I bought 5 books.
Peter, the author, is a caregiver and geriatric case manager. So he's been in an out of these places a lot. He writes with clarity and compassion and obvious authority and he doesn't pull a lot of punches. He makes it abundantly clear what your role as the child, spouse or sibling is and what you can do to make sure that a certain standard of care is provided to your loved one.
This book is one of the more sobering ones because there is nothing "no brainer" about any of this. Everyone has specific needs and is able to adapt to being institutionalized to varying degrees. On the other side of the coin, the people who give the care are stressed to the max. It requires thought, respect and a gentle touch for you to feel OK about the outcome... Tough stuff but then this is a tough deal.
Peter spends more time on nursing homes then others do which is actually an important thing to understand since its often the next and last stop after assisted living. He is a Canadian care so not only does he compare and contrast he offers up a lot of solid information specific to Canada. Turns out that Canadian care is much better regulated. It is the only such source I came across. If you are a Canadian this is the definitive choice.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0801893518
- 条形码: 9780801893513
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 635 g
- ASIN: 0801893518
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