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Home or Nursing Home

Home or Nursing Home

SKU# 9780826166814

Making the Right Choices, Second Edition

Author: Michael J. Salamon PhD, Gloria Rosenthal


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One of the most difficult choices many people will have to make in their lives is whether to care for an elderly parent at home or place them in a nursing home. In this updated second edition, the authors explore the pros and cons of both choices. They debunk erroneous beliefs about home care vs. nursing home care, including cultural biases against placing loved ones in a nursing home. A home-or-nursing-home quiz to aid family members in the decision-making process is included. Once the decision is made, this book offers chapters on how to select a nursing home, nursing home resources and associations to contact, and reports from nursing home residents and their families on life after placement.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 17, 2003
  • Page Count 128
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826166814
  • EISBN 9780826197818

Table of Contents 

  1. Health-Care Needs of the Elderly
  2. Life Satisfaction and Health Care
  3. An Overview of Health-Care Environments
  4. Examining the Home-Care/Nursing Home Choice: Bias and Reality
  5. Which Health-Care Setting is Best for Frail Elders?
  6. After Nursing-Home Placement What Elders and Their Families Report
  7. The Home-or-Nursing-Home Quiz
  8. Guidelines for Selecting a Nursing Home
  9. Nursing Home Resources and Associations Where To Get Help

  10. References