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Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-75660-7
360 pages
February 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Long-Term Care 5

Chapter 1: Looking Ahead: The Big Picture 7

Chapter 2: A Personal Inventory of Needs and Preferences 21

Chapter 3: Researching Options for Services 29

Chapter 4: Making Decisions: A Family Affair 41

Part II: Long-Term Care in Different Settings 51

Chapter 5: Aging in Place 53

Chapter 6: Independent and Assisted Living and Other Group Settings 69

Chapter 7: Under One Roof: Generations Living Together 87

Chapter 8: Beyond Your Home: Living in a Community 101

Chapter 9: Getting Around: Transportation Options 113

Part III: Legal and Financial Planning for Long-Term Care 125

Chapter 10: Unraveling the Rules of Medicare and Medicaid 127

Chapter 11: Paying for Care: Long-Term Care Insurance and Other Options 145

Chapter 12: Financial Matters: Money Management, Wills, and Trusts 159

Part IV: Managing Your Health for the Long Term  175

Chapter 13: Choosing Good Geriatric Care 177

Chapter 14: Demystifying Home Care 191

Chapter 15: Understanding the Role of Nursing Homes in Long-Term Care 205

Chapter 16: Moving Toward Advance Care Planning 219

Part V: Special Populations 231

Chapter 17: Services for LGBT Older Adults 233

Chapter 18: Planning for Veterans 247

Chapter 19: Services for Family Caregivers 261

Part VI: The Part of Tens  279

Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Aging and Long-Term Care 281

Chapter 21: Ten Resources with State-by-State Information 291

Part VII: Appendixes 299

Appendix A: Glossary 301

Appendix B: Resources 317

Index 325

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