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Assisted Living for Our Parents
Author: Daniel Jay Baum

ISBN: 9780801444685
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 14 February 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.1

"It is because I want to help other parents and adult children understand the problems and risks in choosing an assisted living facility-and thus avoid some of the negative experiences my mother and I had-that I decided to write this book."-Daniel Jay Baum

As the population of North America ages, millions of adult children are faced with the challenge of how to help their parents make the transition to their later years of life. For elderly parents in reasonably good health for whom living on their own is no longer possible, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are becoming an increasingly popular option, ideally providing some measure of independence with varying degrees of assistance and support. The author was sixty-four years old when it became obvious that his eighty-nine-year-old mother, Ida, could no longer live alone. After considering a variety of options, including home health care assistance, he and his mother decided to sell her home, and she moved into an assisted living facility.

In Assisted Living for Our Parents, Baum chronicles every step of his and his mother's journey in...

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