If you’re taking care of an older Nevadan, you need this book

From a University of Nevada Press news release

192The senior years can be daunting for spouses, children, other caregivers and seniors themselves. Too often a sudden crisis leaves a family unprepared and feeling helpless. Chronic illnesses and limited funds can present difficult and emotional choices regarding care or housing. Rules and resources vary from state to state. Everyone can use help from experienced professionals in understanding them.

A comprehensive guide to be published next week by the University of Nevada Press will provide some of this help. In The Essential Eldercare Handbook for Nevada, Kim Boyer, J.D., and Mary Shapiro, M.S.G., G.M.C., provide Nevada-specific information–medical, legal and financial–on the wide range of problems that arise during the elder years.

Case studies show how a typical family can cope with troubles such as failing health or financial cares and what options they have. This guide will help Nevada residents plan for their own senior years and take care of aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. The book includes

* Hard-to-find information for veterans and their families
* Updates on Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act
* Suggested ways to protect financial assets and legal rights
* A community resource guide

Boyer and Shapiro are also coauthors of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers. Boyer, founder of the Boyer Law Group, is certified as an elder law attorney by the ABA-approved National Elder Law Foundation. She practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, Medicaid and veterans planning. Shapiro has several decades’ experience as a gerontologist, counselor and educator. In 1992 she cofounded Senior Direction, a geriatric care-management company.

Praise for The Essential Eldercare Handbook for Nevada

“This is a must-have for the aging community, professional and lay-person, be they the older adult’s child or the older adult. It belongs on everyone’s book shelf!” — Phyllis Militello, assistant director (retired) at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Geriatric Education Center

“Boyer and Shapiro include wonderful and useful advice while encompassing all the new information necessitated by the Affordable Care Act. Family caregivers and gerontology professionals in Nevada will find this to be the essential guide to eldercare.” — Kenneth J. Doka, professor of gerontology at the College of New Rochelle and author of Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness

$21.95 / paper / 200 pages / ISBN: 978-0-87417-941-5

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