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Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America's Most Urgent Health Crisis

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When his mother-in-law died suddenly and his seriously ill father-in-law was left with no one to care for him, the author and his wife were thrust into the complex and overwhelming world of long-term care. Just months later his own father fell sick, and the couple struggled to help care for him too—from 1000 miles away. Over the next year-and-a-half,  this ordinary fam

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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published (first published May 26th 2009)
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Arlette Lisansky
Apr 29, 2014 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Baby Boomers and Seniors
Recommended to Arlette by: no one
Whether you are a child of aging parents or a baby boomer with children or no children at all, this is a must read if you want to help care for either an elderly parent or want to be proactive in planning for your own aging. I am now 61, and the only child of a mother who just turned 100. My life changed dramatically when due to both the beginning of my mother's dementia and the beginning of my mother's autoimmune disease hit which required daily meds and no driving. My becoming the full time "c ...more
Gretchen
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who will be be responsible for another's health care decisions
Recommended to Gretchen by: Natalie
Peggy's story says so much about what is wrong with our current system of deciding what type of care should or should not be funded. How much could be saved with providing at home care. How many people who could be functioning at much higher levels if they had a minimum of care.
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Nice and scary review of the costs and impact of aging.
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