: A Bittersweet Season
A Bittersweet Season
Caring For Our Aging Parents and Ourselves
As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them.
Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help.
Please join the Center for American Progress as author Jane Gross discusses her experiences with her own family in a discussion about her book, A Bittersweet Season.
Copies of A Bittersweet Season will be available for purchase at the event
Jane Gross, Author, A Bittersweet Season
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress