My Parent's Keeper The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving Jody Gastfriend, Patrick J. Kennedy

Series:
Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
22 May 2018
ISBN:
9780300221350
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
352 pages: 210 x 140 x 18mm

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.

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.