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Guide to Long Term Care Planning

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Guide to Planning for Aging Seniors

This comprehensive guide, courtesy of the National Care Planning Council, is devoted to helping families understand the challenges aging seniors face and to direct them to all of the available government, community, and private resources for funding and care.

Understanding Issues Aging Seniors and Their Families Face
Ways for a Family to Deal with Age Related Issues
Elder Care Options
Planning for Aging Seniors

Understanding Issues Aging Seniors and Their Families Face

1. Understanding Aging Issues

2. The Challenges of Growing Older

3. Aging and the Attitude of Health Care Providers

4. Understanding the Problem of Reduced Spending Power

5. Depression in the Elderly Population

6. The Hidden Secret of Elder Abuse

7. Chronic Stress Accelerates the Aging Process

8. The Challenges of Dementia and Alzheimer's

9. Understanding Family Challenges with Caregiving

10. Understanding When Family Home Caregiving Doesn't Work

11. Parkinson's Disease

12. The Consequences of Dying with Debt

Ways for a Family to Deal with Age Related Issues

1. The Caregiver's Handbook

2. Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Aging

3. Understanding Family Caregiving

4. Adopting Stress Management Strategies

5. Decreasing the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's

6. The Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

7. How to Resolve Family Caregiver Disputes

8. How to Create a Family Care Plan Agreement

9. Using a Care Manager to Guide the Caregiving Process

10. Dealing with Diminished Capacity to Make Financial Decisions

11. Age-Related Malnutrition

12. Understanding the Importance of Certain Vitamins

13. Understanding Conservatorship and Guardianship

14. Understanding Death

Elder Care Options

1. Support Systems to Age in Place

2. Care Manager Services

3. Geriatric Healthcare Services

4. Home Care Services

6. Adult Day Care Services

7. Senior Living Options with Personal Support

8. Assisted Living

9. Nursing Homes

10. Palliative Care and Hospice

11. Area Agencies on Aging

Planning for Aging Seniors

1. Planning Considerations for Aging Seniors

2. Planning for Long Term Care

3. Understanding Various Forms of Property Ownership

4. Transferring Assets to the Next Generation

4. Understanding Medicare

5. Medicare Long Term Care Benefits

6. Understanding Medicaid Long Term Care

7. Medicaid Long Term Care Planning Strategies

8. Using a Reverse Mortgage for Successful Aging

9. Understanding Long Term Care Insurance

10. Seniors Relocation, Downsizing and Real Estate Services

11. Elder Law and Estate Planning

12. The Importance of a Will

13. The Veterans Family Caregiver Program

14. The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program

15. Preplanning a Funeral and Burial

16. Funeral Services and Funeral Service Providers

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Thomas Day,
Editor, National Care Planning Council