Synopses & Reviews
Do You Find Yourself in the Role of Caregiver?
If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one, you are not alone. Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all households in the United States are providing care for an elderly person. Although you may be willing to help, you may find the task comes with unexpected challenges. Matters you never thought about are now your responsibility—healthcare, housing, financial and legal matters, as well as day-to-day issues involving nutrition, medications, and personal safety. You may find yourself worried, overworked, and exhausted.
Over the past thirty years, Doctor Marion Somers, a leading geriatric specialist, has helped thousands of individuals and their families with these matters. Now, in Elder Care Made Easier, she draws from those decades of experience to offer 10 practical steps to help you navigate your caregivers journey:
• Communicate openly
• Put safety first
• Improve the lifestyle
• Make life easier with adapted equipment
• Manage financial issues
• Take care of legal matters
• Find mobility in disability
• Find the right housing
• Hire help when its needed
• Learn to let go
Doctor Marion Will Save You Time, Money, and Heartache
Culled from the author's real-world experiences, this simple and precise guide to the daunting tasks of being an elder caregiver contains genuine heartfelt stories as well as a clear framework that allows readers to face their challenges in an organized manner. By simply implementing a couple of Dr. Marion's 10 steps, caregivers can quickly ease their caregiving panic by equipping themselves with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about everything from adapted equipment for the elderly and housing to financial and legal issues.
About the Author
Marion Somers, PhD, owns and operates a geriatric care management practice, develops and oversees all elder care information produced by Elder Health Resources of America, and is the manager of the Professional Geriatric Care Management Certificate Program at Hunter College's Brookdale Center on Aging. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.