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Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies


Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies


Portable Edition

von: Carol Levine

8,49 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 11.01.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119810155
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 176

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<div style="text-align: left;"><b>Make your later years your best! </b></div> <div style="text-align: left;">As many folks live into their 70s, 80s, and 90s, they have more choices than ever before to make their later years fulfilling. With the <i>AARP’s Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies, Portable Edition</i>, you discover the many options you have for living independently, making end-of-life decisions, and getting the best healthcare as you advance in years. No one makes these types of decisions alone, so you also get expert advice on how to discuss your choices and plans with loved ones to help them understand your outlook.  </div> <div style="text-align: left;">Thinking about your later years may be hard, but it doesn’t have to be scary.  This practical guide gives you advice on how to </div> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li> <div>Downsize your home and distribute your worldly goods to loved ones </div> </li> <li> <div>Decide whether to stay in your home or move to a retirement community </div> </li> <li> <div>Create wills, trusts, advance directives, and living wills </div> </li> <li> <div>Determine when it’s time to let someone else chauffeur you around town </div> </li> </ul> <div style="text-align: left;">Facing the changes that come with aging can be tough, but you can make the most of this special time of your life.  <i>Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies, Portable Edition,</i> gives you the information you need to stroll confidently into your future. </div>
<p><b>Introduction</b></p> <p>About This Book</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book</p> <p>Where to Go from Here</p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Looking Ahead: The Big Picture</b></p> <p>Planning for the Future Starts with You</p> <p>Navigating the Roadblocks of Planning</p> <p>Reasons for resistance</p> <p>The benefits of planning</p> <p>Unraveling the Meaning of Long-Term Care</p> <p>Defining long-term services and supports</p> <p>Understanding what Medicare covers</p> <p>Discovering How Your Options Are Changing</p> <p>Looking at why changes are being made</p> <p>Keeping up with insider language</p> <p>Meeting Your Changing Needs</p> <p>Location, location, location</p> <p>Timing and flexibility</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: A Personal Inventory: Past, Present, <br /> and Future</b></p> <p>Looking at the Present — and the Future</p> <p>Healthcare needs</p> <p>Family, friends, and professionals</p> <p>Personality characteristics</p> <p>Attitudes about money</p> <p>Creating a Plan Based on Your Profile</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Staying in Your Home</b></p> <p>Staying at Home in Your Community</p> <p>Dealing with Two Major Hazards</p> <p>Preventing falls</p> <p>Preventing burns</p> <p>Modifying a Home</p> <p>Categorizing types of home modifications</p> <p>Checking out accessibility</p> <p>Finding a contractor</p> <p>Preparing for an Emergency</p> <p>Creating a support network</p> <p>Making an emergency plan</p> <p>Putting together a disaster kit</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Downsizing for Now and Later</b></p> <p>The Emotional Aspects of Downsizing</p> <p>Downsizing and Home Renovations</p> <p>Getting Started</p> <p>Putting together important papers</p> <p>Sorting and decision making</p> <p>Donating or selling items</p> <p>Making the Move</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Assisted and Independent Living and Other Group Settings</b></p> <p>What Is Assisted Living?</p> <p>Interpreting industry and government language</p> <p>Getting to know what assisted living offers</p> <p>Checking out healthcare services</p> <p>Finding more information on assisted-living facilities</p> <p>Evaluating the Cost of Assisted Living</p> <p>Choosing from the menu of cost plans</p> <p>Asking questions to create a monthly budget</p> <p>Beyond the Brochure: What to Look For When You Visit</p> <p>Making notes about the common areas</p> <p>Checking out the residential units</p> <p>Investigating continuing care</p> <p>Independent Living and Other Options for Group Living</p> <p>Independent living for seniors</p> <p>Affinity or niche communities</p> <p>Cohousing arrangements</p> <p>House sharing</p> <p>Group homes</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Getting Around: Transportation Options</b></p> <p>Judging Whether Driving Is Still Safe</p> <p>Watching for warning signs of unsafe driving</p> <p>Starting the conversation</p> <p>Making Your Car Fit You</p> <p>Increasing safety with new technology</p> <p>Choosing a new vehicle</p> <p>Modifying vehicles</p> <p>Knowing When It’s Time to Give Up the Keys</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Unraveling the Rules of Medicare <br /> and Medicaid</b></p> <p>The Distinction between Medicare and Medicaid</p> <p>Looking at Medicare Basics</p> <p>Are you eligible for Medicare?</p> <p>What’s included in Original Medicare</p> <p>What you get with Medicare Advantage plans</p> <p>Prescription drug coverage</p> <p>Durable medical equipment coverage</p> <p>Home healthcare services</p> <p>Medicaid Ground Rules</p> <p>Are you eligible for Medicaid?</p> <p>What services Medicaid offers</p> <p>How Medicaid works with home- and ­community-based <br /> programs</p> <p>Medicaid managed long-term care</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Financial Matters: Money Management, Wills, <br /> Trusts, and More</b></p> <p>Managing Money</p> <p>Opening joint bank accounts</p> <p>Granting financial powers of attorney</p> <p>Where There’s a Will . . .</p> <p>Taking inventory of your assets</p> <p>Considering types of wills</p> <p>Choosing the executor</p> <p>Taking the final steps</p> <p>Settling the Estate with Probate</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Choosing Good Medical Care</b></p> <p>Checking on the Special Medical Needs of Older Adults</p> <p>Identifying common chronic conditions</p> <p>Dealing with multiple ailments</p> <p>Finding the Right Specialist to Manage Care</p> <p>Considering the need for a geriatrician</p> <p>Finding a geriatrician</p> <p>Navigating Hospitals</p> <p>Being admitted to the hospital</p> <p>Planning for a hospital stay</p> <p>Polypharmacy: Too Many Drugs?</p> <p>Using caution with certain drugs</p> <p>Getting medications right</p> <p>Other risks and questions</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Understanding the Different Roles of <br /> Nursing Homes</b></p> <p>Beginning with Nursing Home Basics</p> <p>Defining nursing homes</p> <p>Moving from a hospital to short-term rehab</p> <p>Comparing nursing homes for a long stay</p> <p>Visiting Nursing Homes</p> <p>Checking off important points</p> <p>Noting policy details</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Getting the Healthcare You Want</b> <br /> (And Avoiding What You Don’t Want)</p> <p>Talking about Future Healthcare Decisions</p> <p>Realizing the importance of advance planning</p> <p>Making wishes known with advance ­directives <br /> and living wills</p> <p>Dealing with the Rules of Advance Directives</p> <p>Finding the forms for advance directives and living wills</p> <p>Putting all your wishes down on paper</p> <p>Choosing a healthcare proxy</p> <p>Adding do not resuscitate (DNR) orders</p> <p>Keeping your advance directive accessible</p> <p>Choosing Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining <br /> Treatment (POLST)</p> <p>Understanding Care Options for Serious Illness: <br /> Palliative Care and Hospice</p> <p>Palliative care</p> <p>Hospice</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Finding Services</b></p> <p>Where to Turn for Help</p> <p>Organizing your research</p> <p>Federal government programs</p> <p>State and local programs</p> <p>Community-based organizations</p> <p><b>INDEX</b></p>

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