If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one, you are not alone. Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all households in the United States are providing care for an elderly person. Although you may be willing to help, you may find the task comes with unexpected challenges. Matters you never thought about are now your responsibility—healthcare, housing, financial and legal matters, as well as day-to-day issues involving nutrition, medications, and personal safety. You may find yourself worried, overworked, and exhausted. Over the past thirty years, Doctor Marion Somers, a leading geriatric specialist, has helped thousands of individuals and their families with these matters. In Elder Care Made Easier, she draws from those decades of experience to offer 10 practical steps to help you navigate your caregiver’s journey. Doctor Marion will save you time, money, and heartache.
About the Author
Doctor Marion Somers has spent the last thirty years as an elder care specialist, dispensing strategies and advice to make life easier for both caregivers and aging loved ones. A nationally recognized geriatric care manager, consultant, professor, and panelist, Doctor Somers owns and operates a private geriatric care management practice in New York City. Doctor Somers is also trained as a New York State Nursing Home Administrator and was the Director of the professional geriatric care management certificate program at Hunter College’s Brookdale Center on Aging.