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How to Find the Best Eldercare
Written by two award-winning experts on long-term care, this book tells how to find the best: assisted living; in-home care; nursing homes; and senior housing in your community. Included are Q&A sections that help you determine the level of care your loved one needs; practical information on how to pay for eldercare; things to look for (and questions to ask) when visiting eldercare facilities or homecare services; and a helpful, state-by-state listing of ombudsman, aging agencies, and eldercare websites.

"No one knows more than Marilyn Rantz and Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher about understanding what makes up quality eldercare. In this volume, they translate extensive research into a user-friendly format that is valuable to both seniors and their caregivers."
Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH
Paul Revare Family Professor and Interim Chair
Curtis W. and Ann H. Long Department of Family and Community
Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, MU Interdisc iplinary Center on Aging, University of Missouri


"If you need help working through the emotional roller-coaster of managing eldercare, look no further. This guide will be your most comprehensive and useful tool to assist in making good decisions about just what eldercare services are right."
Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, FAAN
Senior Partner, Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Associate Professor, Leadersh ip Scholar
College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation


"This is the ‘one-stop shopping’ guide for those seeking long-term care for themselves or their loved ones. Practical tools for selecting the best and most appropriate care option available are provided by experts who understand how to evaluate quality across multiple long-term care settings."
Cornelia Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, College of Nursing
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock


Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, each have more than two decades of experience researching and improving eldercare and are fellows in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. They are two-time winners of the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award.

How to Find the Best Eldercare: A 20 Minute Guide to Assisted Living, In-Home Care, Nursing Homes, & Senior Housing in Your Community ($14.95, ISBN 978-1-57749-190-3) may be ordered from:

Fairview Press
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Toll-Free: (800) 544-8207
24-hr Fax: (612) 672-4980
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How to Find the Best Eldercare
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National Health Information Gold Award: Consumer Decision-Making Information, Hospital/Health Care System
National Mature Media Silver Award: Healthcare
MU professor co-authors book to help choose elder care (Missourinet.com press release)
American Journal of Nursing's (AJN) 2010 Book of the Year Award: Consumer Health
Gerontology News AJN Book of the Year Award announcement


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