As their parents age, many middle-aged people are becoming caregivers for their parents. In this carefully considered, practical, and accessible manual, author Robert Kane, M.D., Director of the University of Minnesota's Center on Aging, discusses a full range of concerns and issues caregivers need to address. Based in part on his sister's experiences caring for their mother, The Good Caregiver
covers financial considerations, choosing doctors and nursing homes, self-care for the caregiver, and dealing with the patient's inevitable death, among other topics. Each chapter stands alone, and resource lists and checklists, charts, and helpful anecdotes expand the book's usefulness.