Synopses & Reviews
In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both of whom suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's disease), Henry tackles all the tough issues: spotting the warning signs of dementia, redefining sibling roles, doing a walk-through at an assisted living facility or nursing home, making the move, and coping with "take me home!" demands.She also explains the medical, legal, and insurance maze. In a time when almost 10 million Americans currently need long-term care, The Eldercare Handbook is an essential read.
“The Eldercare Handbook is a must-read for adult children of aging parents.” Rosalie Sederoff Gotz, Director, Culver City Senior Center
“This is the book you will want.” Monika White, Ph.D., M.S.W., C.M.C., Senior Research Associate, USC Andrus Gerontology Center in Los Angeles
“This is the most complete and up-to-date book I have read on caregiving and placement issues.” David W. Trader, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA
“Comprehensive and sensitive. . . an excellent introduction to a delicate and difficult problem facing many Latino families. Highly recommended.” Criticas (starred review)
“I will be recommending The Eldercare Handbook to the families I work with, and to nursing home staff.” D.A. Brechtelsbauer, M.D., C.M.D., Director of Geriatrics Training, Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Board Member, American Medical Directors Association
“realistic and concise”” Richard Wolfe, M.S., Chair of Caregiver and Kinship Committee of the Los Angeles Department of Aging; Certified Health Care and Operations Risk Manager, CSL
“. . .analytical and caring, professional and compassionate. . . [this] is a book for our times.” Henry Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
“Moving and compassionate. . . .I wish that this book had been available to me when I needed it.” Judy Wunsch, Director of Volunteers, Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
THE ELDERCARE HANDBOOK combines a daughter's compassion with the expertise of a trusted professional, thanks to Stella Henry's unique experiences as both a daughter who cared for her father at home and her mother in long-term care, and a 36-year veteran administrator who has counseled thousands of families on care giving. In this accessible book, she helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for a loved one. She tackles all the tough issues, from spotting the warning signs of dementia to redefining sibling roles; from the all-important walk-through at the assisted living facility or nursing home to making the move; from when and how to visit to coping with demands of "Take me home!" She also demystifies the medical/legal/insurance maze.
About the Author
Stella Mora Henry, R.N., is an eldercare specialist and the cofounder of Vista del Sol Care Center in Culver City, California. She has been featured in Time
, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune,
and on NPR.
Ann Convery has written for numerous magazines. This is her second book.