Who Will Take Care of Mom? A book launch

I spent the summer writing a book  about what it has been like taking care of my mother.

It’s been 13 years and counting since I moved mom into my home. Many of my friends and family have recently begun or are about to embark on a similar journey and have sought my advice. For that reason, I felt that it was time to write something more substantial.  Thankfully, God provided me with the words and resources  to write a book I believe will get people thinking about their own future elder care needs, care giving experiences, and how to prepare for it.

“Who Will Take Care of Mom? A Guide for Family-Managed Senior Care,”  aims to help families understand the political and economic climate that will affect how we pay for long term care and how that  will affect their senior care options. Notice that I said options, not plans.

That’s because the care we want may not be what we can afford or expect from future government senior care programs. So I advocate for something I call “Family-Managed Senior Care.”

In “Who Will Take Care of Mom? I explain why I believe that family-managed care is the best senior care option for most families. I also provide detailed information on how to plan and implement a family-managed care plan.

I believe that my solutions will provide your parents and you (when you get older) with the safe, loving care you want, without forfeiting your family’s wealth.

I hope you will read the book. More importantly, I hope it provides you with the information you need to care for your parents at home. God willing, it will also give you incentive to plan your own long-term care so that your children will know what you want in your senior years and how to provide it.

I'm a working wife and mom who takes care of an aging parent. Only I began doing it full-time, in my home, when I was in my mid-thirties, single and about to make a career change. Thirteen years later, mom is still living with me and I expect it to be that way until one of us leaves this earth. It hasn't always been easy managing her care. (I've helped my mother recover from surgery, and a major injury that required a nursing home stay, as well as the death of my younger brother after a long illness.) But caring for her has been worth it because I know that my assistance means she enjoys a better quality of life as she ages. I hope the experiences and information that I share will help you manage,with grace, the changes that take place in your life as you assume the responsibility of being your parent's caregiver. If you have a question you think I can answer, please contact me at Cynthia@motherskeeper.com

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