Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!: How to Secure an Independent Future for Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

December 25, 2015 - Comment

OF COURSE NO ONE ASPIRES TO SPEND THEIR ELDER YEARS IN A NURSING HOME or in an undignified living situation. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening to our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends at an alarming rate throughout America. It is what the future holds for those who don’t understand how to

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OF COURSE NO ONE ASPIRES TO SPEND THEIR ELDER YEARS IN A NURSING HOME or in an undignified living situation. Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening to our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends at an alarming rate throughout America.

It is what the future holds for those who don’t understand how to properly navigate the complicated world of aging in the U.S.

After reading this book you will:

* Understand how to “age in place” by learning how to evaluate the home environment, your physical needs or the needs of a loved one

* Be able to distinguish between facilities that house older adults and why a nursing home should not be an option

* Realize that there are many ways to pay for elder care, but that Medicare is not one of those ways

* No longer be susceptible to physical or financial abuse

* Be motivated to take charge of your future and our collective futures because as long as we are alive, we have a future

Using real life examples, Susan B. Geffen’s insightful and entertaining book explains how making the right choices when we are capable and knowing what choices are available, can mean the difference between having a lovely future and being in the “custody” of institutional care.

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Acute Observer says:

What They Won’t Tell You Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!Susan B. Geffen is a Gerontologist and Elder Law Attorney. This 2013 book has 12 chapters, a `List of Resources’, 3 Appendices, `Source Notes’, and an `Index’. This book warns you against ever going into a nursing home (`Introduction’). The nursing home lobby is very powerful. Most nursing homes are understaffed, their residents are abused or neglected. Life in a nursing home does not allow “dignity and independence” (p.2). Most voters over 40 years old cannot afford more than 3 months of nursing home care. Good physical and mental health habits can thwart the development of most chronic diseases (p.9). [I believe Medicare will only pay for 3 months of care. That may explain why some are calling for assisted suicide.]Chapter 1 educates you to the fact that most people do not prepare for long-term care services. Nursing home care can run from $50,000 to $300,000 a year. [What happens when your money runs out? The calls for…

Lauren Perreault says:

Excellent resource! 0

Joan S. Bortnick says:

Over 21-must read this book 0

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