As our population ages, many Americans will face the prospect of placing a loved one in a nursing home—you may even need to consider this option for yourself. These decisions are far too important to be left to chance. The Nursing Home Crisis will help you make good choices in spite of the emotional and financial stress associated with these life-changing decisions and provide you with numerous resources of state and federal funding you may need to utilize.
Table of Contents
• The Good, The Bad, and the Terrible
• Common Types of Abuse in Nursing Homes
• Where to Turn if the Unthinkable Happens
• How to Report Elder Abuse
• Gathering Evidence
• Helping Your Loved One Cope
• Non-Nursing Home Options
• Determine What You Can Afford
• How to Choose a Nursing Home
• Managing the Costs
• Information Everyone Should Know
• Legal Issues That May Arise
• Guardianship and Conservatorship
• Know the Laws and How They Work For you
... and more!
About the Author
William Dorich has been a journalist for over a decade.
His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The Washington Times, among others. He is the author of 5 books on Balkan history and music. He published two books in 2008, The Nursing Home Crisis and Defeat Foreclosure—a consumer guide to help homeowners save their home, protect their credit and defend themselves from fraudulent foreclosure schemes.
Foreword by Edwin J. Olsen, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., Professor
of Psychiatry, University of Miami, Florida, with a completed Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has served on a number of national geriatric committees.