Everything You Need to Know to Compassionately Care for Your Elderly Parent
By Davis Zavik
I wrote this book for the person whose loved one requires additional assistance in searching for a place to live out their golden years. Whether they are your parent, partner, or sibling, know that you're not alone in your search.
This book will be a useful tool that you can carry with you and gather information you need to make well-informed and wise decisions with or on behalf of your loved one when searching for an assisted living facility.
Time is the only thing on this planet that we can't get more of, so use this book as a resource to help collapse time frames from my education and experience to help you find the best care for your loved ones.
A resource to support people when navigating the multifaceted, overwhelming design of today's American senior care system.
What people are saying...
"Impressive and educational. There are 10,000 seniors turning 65 every single day in this nation. Many of them will need to find quality assisted living care. Whether you're the family member of someone who needs care, or the elder moving, this book will change your life!"
- Manuel Fernandez, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, Master in Human Development, Central American University (UCA), Latin American Psychiatric Association
"The book Assisted Living, provides a road map to care for people in the third and fourth stage of life. Davis Zavik's work is a most valuable contribution to prevent the care crisis that is ever so present in families everywhere. Read it for yourself, your family, and your friends. Give this book to the people you love."
- Jorge Fernandez Moya, MD, PhD, Professor, Psychiatrist, M. Sc. University of Aconcagua. Mendoza Argentina
"Davis has done what most people only dream of doing. I cannot believe she has let her secrets out of the bag. This book is a must read for anyone who engages in work with seniors. As an expert of cognitive disorders in the elderly and Ph.D. in neuropsychology, I have a great understanding of the medical needs of this group of people. Over the years I've been a teacher dedicated to teaching and international scientific research of this problem, I've found that is one problem that requires the efforts of many. This book is a solution to a global problem."
- Miriam Trapaga, PhD, Professor, University of the Americas. Puebla. Mexico
"This exceptional book will teach you all about assisted living and small communities for senior care. If you are, or have an elderly loved one you're caring for and you're looking to improve the quality of their life, this book is for you. I congratulate Davis on her grand efforts and success in this field."
- Gregario A. Gomez-Jarabo, Doctor, Professor, Psychiatrist, Psychobiology. Associate Professor Autonomous University of Madrid (U.A.M) Director of the Master in Disabilities Evaluation (U.A.M.) and Secretary General of the Psychiatric Institute of the Spanish Language (IPLE)
A Word From The Author
Currently, there are more than forty million caregivers in the U.S. who are folks just like you who wish to assist but don't have an understanding that is needed for managing elderly health challenges. Three main options for elderly individuals and their families include in-home care agencies, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. It makes sense to most people that nursing homes, with their more intensive levels of care, cost more than assisted living. What many don't realize is that the elder care costs associated with home care can quickly outpace the costs of assisted living as well. Home care agencies typically charge by the hour, meaning it will depend on how much care is needed, but the expenses can add up quickly for anyone who needs extensive care. In this book, we'll be focusing solely on assisted living facilities, although I wanted to explain how ALF's relate to the other options so you can make the best decision possible. In this book, I share with you the questions I initially needed answers to, as well as the ones I added to my list as I learned more along the way. So, it's my hope that after reading you should have a comprehensive understanding of what to look for, what to look out for and the right questions to ask facility administrators when looking for a place for your elderly family members.