With Aging Tools in High Demand, Eldercare 101 Gets a Paperback
Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing released in paperback.
Portland, Oregon June 11, 2018 – Published by Rowman and Littlefield, Eldercare 101, A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning and Aging, is now in it’s fifth printing cycle and newly available in paperback.
An adjunct professor of gerontology at Marylhurst University, Pacific University, and Portland Community College, this is author Mary Jo Saavedra’s debut publication.
The Silver Tsunami is fast approaching as elder care and crisis management reaches a tipping point with the graying of America. By 2020, 54 million people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65; by 2030, that number will top 80 million. Feeling the squeeze of multi-generational home demands, children of aging parents often find themselves overwhelmed by the many facets of caregiving. Eldercare 101 acts as a blueprint for all aspects of aging and end-of-life, all in one place.Whether they are proactively planning ahead or need to have fast answers, this comprehensive, technology-rich resource helps caregivers navigate care for aging parents, grandparents, friends, and other family members.
“What sets Eldercare 101 apart from other guides to family decision making in later life is the unique approach taken by Saavedra and her co-authors. Older adults and those who care about and for them are viewed holistically and reverentially. The complex issues they face together are considered in ways that are both practical and inspirational. I anticipate that this guide will become a valuable and indispensable resource for many.” —Jennifer Sasser, Phd, Educational Gerontologist, author, and convener of the Gero-P
The book is organized into six easy-to-navigate pillars; legal, financial, living environment, social, medical and spiritual. Each pillar is explored by an expert and provides best practices and tips for evaluation choices, living well and overall well-being. Perhaps one of the most cutting-edge features is that the book takes into account today’s technological offerings, integrating a number of apps and other technologically advanced resources, applicable to each section.
Organized into “6 pillars of aging wellbeing”: legal, financial, living environment, social, medical, and spiritual.
Each of these topics are explored by an expert and offer best practices and tips for evaluation choices, making decisions, and living well.
Integrates the most current technological considerations, apps, and resources within each section.
About Mary Jo Saavedra
Mary Jo Saavedra, MAIS, CMC, CAPS, CSA is a practicing gerontologist and aging life care manager in Portland, Oregon. Mary Jo is credited with defining the conceptual model for an innovative real estate-focused rating system for classifying age-friendly homes. She is also an adjunct professor of gerontology at Marylhurst University, Pacific University, and Portland Community College; and she teaches aging and spirituality at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon. In addition, Mary Jo has 30 years of professional experience across multiple industries including high tech, nonprofit, and health and wellbeing.
Rowman & Littlefield
ELDERCARE 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing
September 2018 • 978-0-8108-9577-5 • $28.00, Paper
As an experienced Aging Life Care Manager I know first hand what it takes to navigate the elder care for an aging parent while juggling career and raising a family. My mother of 91 years young suffered with dementia while my siblings and I came together to surround her with the best life options and services we could provide before her death. As her guardian and executor, I learned first hand how critical aging-in-place is for an elder's quality of life and also the importance of knowing when to make the critical and heart wrenching transition into a memory residence. Feeling the challenge and responsibility of helping my parents make these tough decisions has called me to help others experiencing a similar journey.