About the Book
Today one out of every eight Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 is faced with the responsibility of being "sandwiched" between the needs of their kids and their parents.The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare is a practical and comprehensive resource to help minimize the stress of managing the lives of your parents and your children while maintaining your relationships, career, and quality of life. With expert advice on every aspect of eldercare, including how to navigate the legal and financial considerations while ensuring the best care for your loved one and avoiding caregiver burnout, The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare is an invaluable resource for creating a strategy that works for you and your family.
The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare includes:
- How to start a conversation with your loved one about getting involved in their care plan
- How to finance eldercare without dipping into your retirement savings or college fund
- Fun ways to get your kids involved in the care of your elderly loved one
- Dos and Don'ts when choosing a care facility
- Ways to address grief, anger, resentment, and jealousy to minimize hurt feelings
- Strategies for managing sibling disputes over an elderly parent's well-being
- Signs you're spreading yourself too thin - allow yourself to say no!
About the Author
Kimberly Wickert, MRC, CRC, has a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University and has worked with individuals in the field of rehabilitation for more than 20 years. Danielle Dresden, MEd, CRC, has a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Kent State University and has been working with people with disabilities and their families for 14 years. Phillip D. Rumrill, PhD, CRC, is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University. www.SandwichGenGuidetoEldercare.com
My Take on the Book
This was a great book that really made you think about the steps that you need to take to best care for your aging parents. I know that I am on the cusp of what this book calls the Sandwich Generation, but as an only child, I know that I am alone when it comes to this. I really appreciated how practical the book was and how it talks right to the reader about what you will most likely be dealing with at different stages in the aging process. You can tell that the author has helped many people in the past with this, and she is simply sharing her expertise with all who read. This book helps you manage the emotional roller-coaster that can be elder care and I for one am happy to see that this is a resource for all of us!
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