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Doris Inc.


Doris Inc.

A Business Approach to Caring for Your Elderly Parents
1. Aufl.

von: Shirley Roberts, Roger Wong

15,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 14.11.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781118101650
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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Proven strategies for finding balance in your life and career while maximizing the quality of life for an elderly person When Shirley Roberts' father passed away, her life and career were put on hold as the demands of caring for her elderly mother, Doris, began consuming more and more of her time and energy. Using her business prowess, Shirley, with the help of her financial advisor brother, developed Doris Inc. Using their business skills, they found ways to maintain their own lives and careers while ensuring that their mother received top-notch care. Much of their success has come from sound management practices and an original financial forecasting tool tailored for elders. In this heartfelt, beautifully written book, Shirley offers sage advice on how to cope with the emotional roller coaster of eldercare, along with proven care and financial planning strategies and tools that have worked so well for her. Features concrete lessons and proven strategies for handling the challenges of eldercare; making tough decisions, finding help, reducing stressful crises and planning for the high costs of eldercare Offers practical guidance to avoid sacrificing your own life while providing the best care for your loved ones Tips on confronting and planning for your own golden years to ensure that you'll have a fulfilling life after retirement and that those who'll be caring for you won't be overly burdened
Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Chapter 1: My Heart-Wrenching Caregiving Dilemma 3 Chapter 2: Creating Doris Inc. to Take Better Care of Mom and Me 19 Chapter 3: Finding Balance in My Life 39 Chapter 4: Planning for the Stages of Decline 59 Chapter 5: Financial Planning for Senior Decline 77 Chapter 6: Elder Proofi ng to Reduce Preventable Crises 111 Chapter 7: Navigating the Health-Care Maze and Advocating for Mom 127 Chapter 8: Choosing the Right Type of Living Arrangements 149 Chapter 9: Finding the Best Retirement Residence with Mom 173 Chapter 10: Finding a Good Nursing Home for Mom 185 Chapter 11: Dealing with Dementia 205 Chapter 12: The Last Life of Doris 233 Appendix: Caregivers’ Palliative-Care Guide 249 Index 253
Shirley Roberts is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business. She ran her own consulting firm, Market-Driven Solutions Inc., before becoming a published author and a consumer trend-spotter, whose research and advice were sought by media and large corporations. Shirley was a board member of Parkinson Society Canada from 2006-2009 and was the primary caregiver of her mother for seven years.
Keep your life in balance while maximizing the quality of life of an elderly loved one When Shirley Roberts' father passed away, her life and career were put on hold as she focused on the demands of caring for her ailing mother, Doris. Drawing on their extensive business experience, Shirley and her brother devised a solution that they called Doris Inc. They applied management practices to caregiving to ensure that their mother received top-notch care, and they could still have lives of their own. In Doris Inc. Shirley Roberts shares the strategies that worked so well for her family including: Concrete advice about making tough decisions Help navigating the health-care maze Financial pitfalls and ways to avoid them How to get help in a crisis Tips on planning for your own golden years . . . Praise for Doris Inc. "I was thrust into a caregiving role for my parents without much support or guidance. It was a grueling and life-altering experience. I know just how significant a contribution Doris Inc. will make to the lives of caregivers and their loved ones." —Christine Lasky, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Toronto "Doris Inc. has empowering insights that will help family caregivers lower their fear and stress and approach their role in a prepared, informed and proactive way." —Kathi Colwell, RN, Program Manager, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Providence Care Hospital, Kingston

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