Are your parents home alone?
Should they be?

Right now over 30 million Americans are asking themselves these very questions...

  • Where will your parents live when they can't live alone?
  • What do you do with your guilt, anger, fear?
  • Who will pay for their care (up to $75,000 a year)?
  • Living Wills--one size doesn't fit all
  • Medical choices--if you make them in advance

Dr. Haymon's personal story interwoven in My Turn mirrors the story of millions who suddenly face caring for their ill or aged parents, just as she did when the telephone call came in 1994.

In clear, easy-to-understand language, Dr. Haymon addresses the following:

7 Emotional Impact: Exchange being overwhelmed for making clear decisions. Guilt, anger, fear, and confusion may seem to be an emotional roller coaster. Change [should] to [could]. Transcend negative emotions. Learn how caregiving affects you and your family.

7 Medical Choices: Make difficult decisions in advance and use enclosed legal forms. Hospitalization, CPR, and feeding tubes all have pros and cons. They may prolong life, but could prolong the dying process.

7 Confront your myths and denial about your parent's ability to safely live alone. Use the enclosed [Red Flag Checklist.]

7 Living Arrangements: Know your loved one's needs and level of functioning. Consider various care options (home assistance, adult day care, congregate community living, nursing homes, Alzheimer's units). Be confident in your choice of care.

7 Decode the [alphabet soup] used by medical and legal professionals. Know what DNR, DNH, SS, SSI, OSS, and other acronyms mean to you.

7 Assistance Programs: Understand Medicare Parts A and B, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Optional Supplemental Income, Veterans benefits, reverse mortgages, and more.

7 Death and Grief: Find strength through forgiveness. Learn to say goodbye before and after the death of your loved ones. Allow yourself to grieve. Find freedom and take comfort in loving and being loved.

MY TURN is a 192 page [how-to] guide by a daughter who had nowhere to turn and everything to learn when her own parents needed care. She was unprepared and overwhelmed with the myriad questions fired at her the day her stepfather was rushed to the emergency room and her mother had to be moved from their home to a care facility. Dr. Haymon's personal story interwoven in My Turn mirrors the story of millions who suddenly face caring for their ill or aged parents, just as she did when the telephone call came in 1994.

Book includes:

The 192 page paperback edition --interview style: A "how-to" guide in clear, easy-to-understand language.

Pull-out copies of six legal documents:

  • Living Will Declaration
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Consent to Withhold CPR
  • Do Not Hospitalize Order
  • Health Care Surrogate Designation
  • Medical Information Release

Emergency Information Kit: A refrigerator door envelope which holds important medical information and necessary legal documents to ensure your wishes are carried out.

Red Flag Checklist: Use this to determine your parent's ability to safely live alone.

The most complete, up-to-date Resource List: Over 250 hard-to-find names, addresses, and phone numbers of agencies which provide help.

Audio Cassette Pack includes:

All of the above PLUS the 192 page Reference Guide recorded on six audio cassettes.

Dr. Sandra Haymon is a licensed psychologist. She earned a master's degree from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Human Systems from Florida State University. Dr. Haymon is also noted for her research on work addiction which has been cited in more than twenty major newspapers in the United States and Canada. She is a member of Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, Outstanding Young Women in America, and Who's Who of American Women.

In addition to the paperback edition and the cassette tapes, Dr. Haymon offers lectures, seminars and workshops regarding caring for aging relatives.

The book -- ISBN 0-9652965-0-4 -- $19.95 plus S&H
The audio cassette pack which includes the book -- ISBN 0-9652965-1-2 -- $29.95 plus S&H
Taxes where applicable

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