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The caregiver's encyclopedia, a compassionate guide to caring for older adults, Muriel R. Gillick, MD - (pbk. : alk. paper)

Summary
Caregivers hold the key to the health, well-being, and happiness of their aging relatives, partners, or friends. The Caregiver's Encyclopedia provides you with all of the information you need to take the best care of your loved one--from making major medical decisions to making sure you don't burn out. --Publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction. What This Book Is (and What It Is Not) -- Part I. Underlying Health State: -- 1. Why Health State Matters -- 2. Ingredients of the Underlying Health State-- 3. Thinking like a Geriatrician: Geriatric Syndromes -- 4.Determining Your Family Member's Health State -- Part II. Going to the Doctor: 5. The Role of the Primary Care Physician -- 6. What to Expect from Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants -- 7. What to Expect from Nurses, Social Workers, and Therapists -- 8. What to Expect from Medical Specialists -- 9. What a Geriatric Assessment Is and When to Ask for One -- Part III. Going to the Hospital: 10. The Perils of Hospitalization -- 11. Choosing a Hospital -- 12. Working with a Hospitalist -- 13. The Technological Imperative -- 14. Acute Care for the Elderly Units -- 15. Hospital-Based Palliative Care-- Part IV. Going to the Rehabilitation Facility: 16. Choosing a Rehab Facility -- 17. How Rehab Runs -- 18. Your Role in the Rehab-- 19. Hospital-Lite--Another Role for Rehab -- 20. Discharge Home-- Part V. Chronic Care at Home: 21. Your Medical Bag -- 22. High Blood Pressure -- 23. High Cholesterol -- 24. Arthritis --25. Coronary Heart Disease -- 26. Diabetes -- 27. Chronic Kidney Disease -- 28. Heart Failure -- 29. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias -- 30. Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease -- 31.Depression -- 32. Prevention -- Part VI. Acute Care at Home:33. Chest Pain -- 34. Shortness of Breath -- 35. Cough --36. Nausea and Vomiting -- 37. Constipation -- 38. Confusion-- 39. Dizziness -- 40. Bleeding -- 41. Abdominal Pain --42. Fever -- Part VII. Care in the Nursing Home: 43. Choosing a Nursing Home -- 44. Why You Will Still Be a Caregiver -- 45.Medical Care in the Nursing Home -- 46. Team Meetings in the Nursing Home-- Part VIII. Getting Additional Help: 47. Choosing a Health Plan-- 48. Paying for Health Care -- 49. Planning for Future Medical Care-- 50. Community Resources -- 51. Home Hospice -- 52. Involving the Rest of the Family -- 53. Caregiver Support -- Epilogue. Rest in Peace
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
vii, 389 pages, illustrations, 24 cm.
Isbn
9781421433585

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