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Aging & Caring: Things Families Need to Know©

Aging & Caring: Things Families Need to Know © addresses all concerned caregivers – daughters, sons, spouses, grandchildren, siblings, friends, neighbors, and professionals. With the graying of America, more adult children find themselves in the role of caregiver. Many don't know where to turn or where to begin. Aging & Caring is a complete resource designed to give families a starting point for caregiving for loved ones.  An edition specific to Middle Tennessee and a state-wide version are available.
The book addresses such topics as:
        • Planning Ahead
        • Family Dynamics
        • Communicating with Healthcare Professionals
        • Transportation
        • Legal and Financial Issues
        • Staying at Home
        • Nutrition
        • Subsidized Services
        • Leaving Home
        • Respite Care
        • End of Life Issues
        • Working with Employers

What people are saying about the book

"The Aging & Caring:  Things Families Need to Know book has given our clients a wealth of information that can help them in caring for their chronically ill and aging relatives.  This book also provides Vista Points the opportunity to help our clients better understand the aging process and how to assist their relatives. Than you Council on Aging for this wonderful resource! " -- Darlene Kemp, MPH, MBA, Executive Director of Vista Points, Inc.
"When my mother started needing assistance, I didn't know what was available or how to suddenly be taking care of the one who had always taken care of me.  Aging & Caring gave me the information and resources to help through every stage of a several years' journey.  With its help, Mom got the care she deserved."  -- John Lee, Caregiver 

How to Get a Copy

Copies of Aging & Caring: Things Families Need to Know© are available for $26.95 each and includes FREE shipping! To order, complete the order form and mail along with your payment or use the Buy Now button below to submit your order online.

Advance Directives Forms

The following forms may be downloaded for personal use and are referenced in the Aging & Caring book:
All forms are approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

Please visit our Preparing & Planning Page for more guidance about these forms.