9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of a Different Kind This is the non-fiction narrative answers the question 45 million Baby Boomers are grappling with: What will happen when Mom or Dad can no longer care for themselves? The author’s first realization that her mother could not be alone in her own house anymore was sobering indeed. It was clear the bills, the mail, the cats, the care that she needed, had all become more than she could manage by herself.
The feverish pace to make this house safe, while managing rotating doctor’s appointments, and finances is nothing compared to the intimate look at becoming an “adult orphan”—a disorienting phrase at any age.
What bits of advice no one prepared her for in this undertaking are laid bare in the Memoir, 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of a Different Kind, a funny and compassionate account of your daunting role if you are the adult child coming home to care for your elderly parent until the very end. Love is in the details. Preparation prevents regret. Released in August 2013, this book is available at Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Nook.