" A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion."
-- The Washington Post
"A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion."
--The Washington Post
"A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion." The
Washington Post "
"This guide, aimed at the "Sandwich Generation," provides a road
map to assist adult children in caring for their aging parents.
Combining personal experience with expertise in healthcare and
social and political issues, Morris has produced a thoroughly
researched, well-organized, and comprehensive manual. Chapters
follow in logical progression, yet they can stand alone and be read
on an "as-needed" basis. The topics covered include the concrete,
practical areas such as home care, finances, nursing
homes/hospitals, legal issues, and medical/safety concerns as well
as the psychosocial areas of handling emotions, dealing with death
and dying, sibling conflicts, and spiritual needs. In her
discussions, Morris adds useful details such as a suggested list of
things to pack for the hospital. Support for the caregiver as well
as to the elderly person is covered. Sprinkled throughout the text
are agencies, phone numbers, and other reference information."
"A must-read [Morris] thoroughly addresses the subject, covering
most topics imaginable from standards such as exercise and healthy
diet to uncomfortable ones such as STDs, Alzheimer's, and delusions
and hallucinations. Her frank approach manages to be both
compassionate and direct making the most awkward or devastating
topics manageable." Publishers Weekly, starred review"