To my readers and followers:
I want to thank you for visiting my site repeatedly and reading my blog. I'm pleased to announce that I have created a new website: www.BartAstor.com on which I will continue to blog. On this new site you'll see updates, new blogs, and great new features. I will no longer be updating babyboomereldercare.com but will maintain the site so that any of you who wish to look at the archived blogs can do so. Please check out the new site as well as my new book, Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life, a project with AARP. And if you have any comments or questions, contact me through the new website. Thanks so much for your support.
Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
A step-by-step guide that explains what you need to do as you see you parents age. This easy-to-use handbook provides instructions for navigating through the various administrative procedures and gives useful information to make caring for an aging parent easier to manage.
Purchase this book:
Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents (Kindle edition)
(Barnes & Noble ePub edition click here)
by Bart Astor
Introduction by Dr. Joyce Brothers
Foreword by Thomas J. Humphrey eBook Buy: $7.99
My mother-in-law died after seven years of physical and mental deterioration. In those seven years we gradually took over all her legal and business affairs. It was depressing and frightening to have to make all the decisions for her and deal with the uncertainties. We felt totally alone.
We stumbled through, making many mistakes that I think hurt her and the rest of our family. I wrote the book so others wouldn't have to feel so alone and wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel.
Ten years later when my father's health deteriorated we faced similar circumstances. But we had learned from our experience with my mother-in-law and from the research I did for the book. As a result we felt more confident and always included my father in decision-making. He died peacefully, and we felt relieved, knowing we had all done everything we could to make his life a little easier. So I decided to update the book and release it again.
Our story is not much different than what millions of others will face as they see their parents age. Only, we didn't have a handbook to which we could look for advice. I hope that you too can learn from our experiences.