LIVRO Coming of Age with Aging Parents: Th Bungles, Battles, and Blessings (English Edition) PDF Gail Goeller



Caring for an aging parent can be a journey of a thousand miles, each one sparking a breakthrough in personal growth and understanding. “Coming of Age with Aging Parents” charts these milestones through real-life stories, portraying everything from dealing with late-night phone calls and parental self-diagnosis to managing angry outbursts, emergencies of all sorts, caregiver burnout and end-of-life requests. Probing questions following each story help you reframe events in your own eldercare experience so you can emerge with not only fresh perspectives on eldercare but increased purpose, power, and happiness.###One of Goeller’s many gifts is finding the ‘life lesson’ in the most mundane situations. “In Coming of Age with Aging Parents”, she shares these life lessons in a way that builds confidence and inspires hope. She has taken what could certainly be called great challenges, added a light touch of humor, and educated us all on the issues we will face. This book serves as a ‘heads up’ for what can come, as well as a handbook for tackling each situation as it arises. It should be read and reread. —Anne Koepsell, Retired Executive Director Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care OrganizationA heartwarming, humorous, and eminently helpful look at the roller-coaster journey of eldercare. I wish my siblings and I had this treasure to guide us when we accompanied our parents on the final leg of their earthly journey. —Jim Shaw, M.D., Providence Center for Faith and HealingAs a geriatric care manager, I encourage my clients to read “Coming of Age with Aging Parents” as a means of finding balance in their roles as caregivers and family members. It’s no secret the stress of caregiving can push even the most grounded participants over the edge unless they can gain perspective, take back control over their lives, and clarify the roles of all involved. —Becky Tiller, Geriatric Care Manager/Owner-Tiller Care Strategies###About the AuthorA noted expert in eldercare, Gail Goeller left an applied behavioral sciences career spanning two decades when her aging family of five needed help. She and her husband John, who likewise shifted professional direction, then tended their elders for twelve years while writing and producing the national award-winning “Directory for Seniors and Their Families”, a regional publication in the Northwest. The same month Goeller published “Coming of Age with Aging Parents” (a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s 2004 Book of the Year Contest) John was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, passing in 2012. Goeller resides in Spokane, Washington, nearby her two children and their families.