A one-stop, easy-to-use resource for consumers and their families "Gary Ilminen clearly knows this field. He describes what can be a pleasant and rewarding experience for the future nursing home resident as well as the family." -Gerald C. Kempthorne, M.D., recipient of the "Physician of the Year" award from the Wisconsin Association of Nursing Homes "The clear, concise, and easy-to-follow format provides critical information needed to make difficult decisions. This book is a must-read for adult children of the elderly and anyone working in any capacity in long-term care." -Pamela M. Mokler, gerontologist, Quality Aging Solutions "Consumer Guide to Long-Term Care brings together complex, highly regulated, and economically challenging long-term care issues to a centralized resource." -Bruce A. Kraus, M.D., president of Cornucopian Health Concepts Consumer Guide to Long-Term Care provides the first comprehensive guide to long-term care. Equipped with this book, you can make informed choices that ensure the best possible experience for yourself or a family member when long-term care becomes a necessity. Empowers consumers and their families, telling them how to protect their rights and advocate for a high standard of care and excellent quality of life. Offers key information, in one convenient source, on where to find the most up-to-date, accurate facts quickly and easily. Takes the mystery out of such topics as managed care, prospective pricing, and bundled services. Explains how to deal with choosing a facility, paying for care, and other difficult issues, including the right to refuse care. Inside you'll find chapters on. . . Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility It Isn't Just a Building Your Bill of Rights Protecting Your Rights in the Long-Term Care Setting For the Record Your Rights to See Your Medical Record (and What You're Likely to Find) Is There a Doctor in the House Who Chooses Your Doctor and What Rules Apply to Physician Services? People Skills What Consumers Should Expect Their Caregivers to Know Recreation Therapy Having Fun in a Long-Term Care Facility Hear My Voice Privacy, Dignity, Self Determination, Participation, and Accommodation of Needs Saying "No" to Care Your Right to Refuse Full Code, Slow Code, No Code Decoding the Lingo of Life Support Is This Pill Really Necessary? Freedom from Unnecessary Drugs Don't Tie Me Down! The Right to Be Free from the Use of Physical Restraints and much, much more!
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