The Parent Care Conversation

The Parent Care Conversation

Six Strategies for Transforming the Emotional and Financial Future of your Aging Parents

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
A comprehensive and empathetic program for addressing, planning, and putting into effect long-term elder care

Long -term care for aging parents is a sensitive, often difficult, but ultimately inevitable issue with which all of us will have to cope sooner or later. The Parent Care Conversation offers a step-by-step approach for families to follow that will enable them to develop workable plans of action. By first addressing the emotional aspects of long-term care that take into account the parents' feelings and wishes, then integrating the practical and financial components, this book will open the door for a critical exchange of information and honest discussion among adult children and their aging parents that has long been the major roadblock to successful elder care. Filled with factual information, useful tips, real-life stories, and practical exercises, The Parent Care Conversation provides a proactive and collaborative solution to the long-term care issues that eventually everyone must face.

Baker & Taylor
A practical handbook for those caring for elderly parents explains how to develop an effective, workable plan of action that takes into consideration the parents' feelings and wishes, as well as such practical and financial components as health care, retirement, long-term care, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Book News
Here consultant Taylor disseminates his program in conflict resolution and financial planning to a broad audience of consumers and financial and social service professionals as they face the increasingly common situation of planning for long-term care of the elderly. With the knowledge that baby boomers are now part of a generation that must deal with their parents on these issues along with working out their own solutions for such an eventually in the not-so-distant future, Taylor sets up a series of topics for conversation on money, property, housing, professional care and legacies that are, hopefully, relatively pain free. He advocates interactive and involved listening and total honesty while maintaining respect for each others' needs, but shows how all parties can plan together to finance what easily could be decades of care. The subtitle on the cover reads "Six strategies for dealing with..." rather than "transforming...." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9780143037644
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. ; 21 cm


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