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“This is a superb book – amazingly insightful and helpful. Kira provides step-by-step instructions to help you care for seniors while also caring for yourself. As a gerontologist with years of experience, and as a daughter, she offers practical suggestions and she gives them from the heart.”
“Kira’s book was the wake-up call I needed to break the ice with my aging mother who is currently in good health and lives 3,000 miles away about the real possibility of me one day needing to provide care for her. She has always insisted that she “does not want to be a burden,” and we have avoided the subject. Reading about Kira’s experience caring for her aging father and how she kept herself organized and cared for in the process was enlightening and has prompted me and mom to start getting our ducks in a row so we aren’t completely blind-sided should things suddenly turn the corner we both fear.”
“The tips are practical and doable. From a physician’s perspective, having pertinent medical records the patient maintains makes care so much more seamless.”
“The book is remarkably accessible and takes breaks down a challenging transition into manageable steps. In fact, these are tips that help with caring for yourself as much as caring for aging parents.”
“An excellent guide for anyone with an interest in working with older relatives or friends. It may be helpful even to people who are in the medical field and know about things in their area of work but nothing about things that go on when the patient leaves “their” care setting and returns home again! It’s a quick read and then the reader can refer back to a helpful section when they’ve hit a roadblock and need a nudge to move forward.”
“I found the book so helpful that I actually called the author for help, since she conveniently lives in the same county I do. On the phone she was super-helpful, giving me yet more ideas and she referred me to some local services that will be most helpful to me at this point in my research. This book is an excellent place to start if you are on that emotional roller coaster of watching your parents age, and come to the realization they could use your help in finding appropriate care. It is not an easy journey, but this book will help.”
“I sat down and read it cover to cover in one sitting!”