Book Description

Review This book offers a great overview of aspects involved in the care of a senior. It is a rich resource for the senior themselves, their children, extended family and even neighbors or friends who may be involved in helping create a plan for the latter years of their lives. Suzanne does a great job of keeping a potentially heavy subject light-hearted and easy to read. The appendix is full of great resources for more in-depth needs. I highly recommend this book for every senior patient and their caregivers. --Janna D. Ver Miller, MD, Geriatric Physician at Senior Health First, Lakewood, ColoradoFinally, a book that tackles the subject of planning for your senior years in a concise, practical and resourceful manner. I have worked in the geripsychology field for over 20 years and this is the best resource I have found to give to families who often find themselves in need of a crash course in eldercare. --Dr. Dahle Lattie, Geriatric Clinical Psychologist, Dallas, TXIf there were medals for being organized in eldercare, Suzanne would win hands-down. --Quinne Wilson, PharmD, RPh Read more About the Author Suzanne's experience with eldercare came the hard way - by doing it. Suzanne is in the second decade of eldercare with an aging parent and in-laws. She understands that eldercare can be overwhelming, frustrating and stressful. She knows you need the relief of practical tips - but that a good laugh helps too. Suzanne uses her business background and her on-the-ground experience to deliver a unique organized approach to the stressful scenarios in eldercare. Her guidance doesn't come in dry, boring prose; it comes wrapped in tongue-in-cheek humor, making it easier to read and remember. She guides you toward actionable steps and away from the shoot-from-the-hip responses in eldercare that can heap on the stress but not help solve the problem at hand. Suzanne has spent her 20-year corporate career in marketing and customer service, leading and training teams at The Coca-Cola Company, Bueno Foods, and Ogilvy & Mather as well as her own consulting firm, Parkin & Blankenship. Suzanne has used her background in business and customer service to develop tools, identify resources, and show how effective advocacy can make a difference in eldercare. She brings some sanity to an otherwise randomly arriving responsibility. From Texas originally, Suzanne now calls Colorado home. She believes in advocacy, the importance of family, and the need for balance in life. Humor is her favorite resource. Suzanne writes a weekly blog on her website as The Eldercare Navigator. Sign up to receive her emails, tips and blog at Connect with Suzanne on Facebook Suzanne Blankenship Author, on Pinterest - Suzanne Blankenship, or on Twitter @suzblankenship. Read more