Graceful exit How to advocate effectively, take care of yourself, and be present for the death of a loved one

Gustavo Ferrer

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Published
Boulder, CO : Sounds True 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
pages cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781683640448
1683640446
Main Author
Gustavo Ferrer (author)
Other Authors
Karen Chernyaev, 1961- (author)
  • Introduction: the new rules of dying
  • Getting everyone onto the same page
  • Letting head and heart guide you through the hardest decisions
  • Your best ally: working with the medical team
  • What to do when your loved one still has some time: hospice, palliative care, and other considerations
  • Who pays?: medicare, spending down, long-term care policies, and more
  • Legacies and regrets: the importance of having final conversations about life
  • Grieving, letting go, and acceptance: lessons from the orinoco
  • Post-death paperwork: funerals, taxes, passwords, and more
  • Planning an event you don't want to attend
  • Epilogue.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Citing the absence of practical information for the millions of people every year who become caregivers to a dying loved one, a single-point reference for terminal-care management shares checklists, plans and step-by-step instructions for navigating the medical, legal, financial, emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying and death. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with terminal care management for a loved one—a guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and many other dimensions of the dying process.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with managing the end-of-life care of a loved one. Dr. Ferrer shares the essential steps we need to take in a way that can be tailored to our unique situation. Through checklists, plans, and step-by-step instructions reflecting his years of experience supporting patients and their families, Dr. Ferrer offers clear and compassionate guidance for the most difficult issues, including:What are your rights under Medicare and health insurance?• When should you bring your family together?• How can you be a caregiver without burning yourself out?• What are the pros and cons of advanced medical treatment versus hospice at each end-of-life stage?• Most importantly, how do we say goodbye in a way that brings healing, closure, and peace? It’s the last news we want to hear—that someone we love is dying. Yet it's an inevitable part of life. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Ferrer offers this much-needed guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying and death.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with managing the end-of-life care of a loved one. Dr. Ferrer shares the essential steps we need to take in a way that can be tailored to our unique situation. Through checklists, plans, and step-by-step instructions reflecting his years of experience supporting patients and their families, Dr. Ferrer offers clear and compassionate guidance for the most difficult issues, including:What are your rights under Medicare and health insurance?• When should you bring your family together?• How can you be a caregiver without burning yourself out?• What are the pros and cons of advanced medical treatment versus hospice at each end-of-life stage?• Most importantly, how do we say goodbye in a way that brings healing, closure, and peace? It’s the last news we want to hear—that someone we love is dying. Yet it's an inevitable part of life. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Ferrer offers this much-needed guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying and death.