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Facing a Death in the Family: Caring for Someone Through Illness and Dying, Arranging the Funeral, Dealing with the Will and Estate

There are many difficult decisions to be made in caring for seriously ill or dying relatives or friends, and in taking care of their affairs - everything from financial issues and health care, to arranging the funeral and administering the estate.
Facing a Death in the Family is a caregiver's guide for anyone who has to deal with the approaching or actual death of a loved one. This book provides easy-to-understand information on a wide range of difficult, but unavoidable, topics, and pulls it together in one place:
Facing a Death in the Family
  • What to plan in advance to make things easier - wills, living wills, power of attorney, and other financial arrangements
  • How to get out of contracts and legal messes caused by failing mental or physical health
  • Where to find the right kind of care - at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing home
  • How to choose and hire a home-care worker
  • How to deal with problems in a nursing home
  • What effective pain relief is available
  • When life can be prolonged and when death can be hastened
  • What's involved in planning a funeral
  • How to probate a will and administer an estate
Facing a Death in the Family is the practical, accessible, and easy-to-understand guide you need to get through this difficult time.
Written by Margaret Kerr and JoAnn Kurtz. Published by John Wiley Sons Canada, Ltd., 1999.
Catalogue No. 0-471-64396-3
Price $24.95
Format Softcover
Pages 279
Language English only
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