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The Nursing Home Guide
By: Joshua D. Schor, M.D.

A Doctor Reveals What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

Did you know?... The U.S. population 85 years and older is increasing rapidly and experts estimate that 40% of this age group will find themselves living in a nursing home. 

Joshua Schor, M.D., a geriatric specialist and director of a nursing home, understands that the decision to put a parent in a long-term care facility is one of the most difficult choices a person will face.  In The Nursing Home Guide: A Doctor Reveals What You Need to Know About Long-Term Schor guides readers in the search for a good home and shows them how to monitor the care of a loved one once they are there.  Drawing from his expertise and experience as the medical director of a three-hundred bed nursing home, Schor shares insider information on topics that include:
 

• Determining whether a family member needs long-term care

•The small—and revealing—details to watch for when touring a home

• Deciding whether assisted living may be a viable alternative

• Handling transfers and transitions

• Questions to ask about medications, meals, and activities

• Special concerns for younger patients

•Communicating with caregivers and staff
 
Clear and comprehensive, The Nursing Home Guide is a practical handbook that takes an overwhelming process and breaks it down step-by-step, so that loved ones receive the best possible care and no one is left wracked with guilt.

The Nursing Home Guide, Berkley Trade Paperback Original; December 2008; ISBN: 978-0-425-22378-9 — Visit us on the web at www.penguin.com








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