My Parent's Keeper
The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving
When it comes time to provide care for those who once cared for us, where can we turn? This book offers practical guidance for a broad range of caregiving situations when family caregivers assume their new role. Uses the latest research and draws on case histories and interviews. Is a resource as well as a source of inspiration, with a blend of powerful stories and practical advice. Helps caregivers cope with numerous challenges, including parents who need but refuse help; siblings who don't get along; the complexity of healthcare systems; financial issues; juggling work and caregiving; the use of technology; the power of connecting with a loved one who has dementia; and realizing the benefits amid the burdens of caregiving.
About the Author
Jody Gastfriend has been a social worker for more than thirty years and is vice president of senior care for Care.com, the world's largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care.