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A Bittersweet Season|Jane Gross
A Bittersweet Season : Caring for Our Aging Parents--And Ourselves
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Wise, smart, and ever-helpful, an essential guide to caring for aging parents.

When Jane Gross found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her eighty-five year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined. As she and her younger brother struggled to move her mother into an assisted living facility, deal with seemingly never-ending costs, and adapt to the demands on her time and psyche, she learned valuable and important lessons. Here, the longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elderly care and the founder of the New Old Age blog shares her frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately redemptive journey, providing us along the way with valuable information that she wishes she had known earlier. We learn why finding a general practitioner with a specialty in geriatrics should be your first move when relocating a parent; how to deal with Medicaid and Medicare; how to understand and provide for your own needs as a caretaker; and much more.

Includes chapters on the following subjects:
Finding Our Better Selves
The Myth of Assisted Living
The Vestiges of Family Medicine
The Best Doctors Money Can Buy
The Biology, Sociology, and Psychology of Aging
Therapeutic Fibs

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9780307472403
  • ISBN-10: 030747240X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.17 x 0.95 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds
  • Page Count: 448