Do you have an aging senior in your life struggling with everyday activities? Are you wondering how to start helping them? Are you afraid of the awkward conversations you'll need to have along the way? With 20 years of senior care experience, Cynthia Neher Martindale shows you the best way to give your loved ones the care they've earned. As an eldercare specialist and a director for senior living communities, as well as the primary caregiver for her parents in their declining years, Martindale has gained the fundamental knowledge you need to provide for the seniors in your life. No matter where you are in the process, Graceful Last Chapters can ensure a successful journey for your aged loved ones and calming peace of mind for your family. In this book, you'll discover: - How to secure the best long-term options for your loved ones - The questions you need to ask to put aging seniors in their ideal environment - How you and your loved ones should evaluate senior communities - How to get a clear picture of a senior's financial, legal, and medical status - How to gather relevant resources and approaches for all future situations Through a series of true stories, Graceful Last Chapters teaches you how to become a better guide, partner, and friend to someone who depends on you. By mimicking the progression of the journey caregivers take with their loved ones, you'll learn the elements that must be in place for a successful journey and transition. Whether it's a family member, neighbor, friend, or spouse, Graceful Last Chapters is the informative, practical, and beautifully-written book you need to provide the best possible care for an aging loved one. Preparation is the key to providing essential support to the seniors in your life. Start reading the intelligent, patient, and kind book you need to navigate your loved one's transition today.
After years of sales and marketing, legal studies, and a smattering of teaching, Cindy is now doing what she wanted to do in the first place but was stopped by important people saying she'd starve: write every day. A blog is in early development, as is another book. So far, she thinks "all writers starve" may have been an exaggeration. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, son, and two cats.