Wednesday, December 16, 2015

533 (2015 #90). Eldercare in Texas

by Jenny Wilcoxson Davis

There is good advice in this book, aimed at Texas residents.  Chapters cover community resources (governmental, private, and religious), practical concerns (legal, financial, and governmental aid programs), and the continuum of care options, from family caregiving and in-home services, senior centers and adult day care, and long-term care in assisted living or skilled nursing/special care units.  There's a section on "quality of life" (residents' rights, elder advocacy, and making the most of your visits), as well as end-of-life issues (hospice services and funeral planning).

Chapters are interspersed with "points to ponder" checklists or summaries, and each chapter ends with service directories or resource lists.  Besides the table of contents, there is a helpful glossary, five appendices with further resource or contact lists, and an index.

The only problem with this book is that it was published in 2003, so resources and contacts listed may no longer be available.  The website for the book, listed on the back cover, now redirects to a home health care agency in the state.

© Amanda Pape - 2015

[This book was borrowed from and returned to my local public library.]

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