People today live longer than people did in previous generations, but many older people cannot afford institutionalized care. When they’re no longer able to care for themselves, they must rely on their relatives and friends. Attorney and experienced gerontologist David Levy’s sensitive, practical manual will help family members create a personalized plan to meet the challenges of being caregivers. Most family care – 85% – is nonclinical, but can involve complex legal and insurance issues, transportation, family conflicts, physical limitations, and more. This comprehensive guidebook will be a boon to people concerned about caring for elderly relatives, special-needs children or loved ones with injuries or chronic illnesses. Levy writes without any recognizable style and leaves his own emotions to the side, but that turns out to be an advantage. His indispensable guidance is clear, straightforward, detailed and presented in a way you can follow with clarity, even in times of stress.. Levy calls his guidebook a “manual,” and follows that welcome concept from beginning to end.
About the Author
A gerontologist with two family caregiving practices, David Levy, JD, CCE, is a certified family mediator with the Florida Supreme Court and a certified family conflict dynamics profiler.