This book offers a concise, comprehensive resource for middle-aged readers who are facing the prospects of their own aging and of caring for elderly relativesan often overwhelming task for which little in life prepares us.
• Covers a broad range of topics and offers a wealth of practical advice that should be considered by individuals who are planning for old age, supplying a comprehensive "one-stop" resource on the subject
• Presents interdisciplinary perspectives that draws on the author's background in law and bioethics as well as personal experience with health care and the elderly
• Combines thorough scholarly research and analysis with engaging anecdotes and personal observations
• Provides a preparedness checklist at the end of each chapter that summarizes take-away messages and outlines practical next steps for the reader
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About the Author
Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, professor of bioethics, and codirector of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
What People are Saying About This
"Driven by personal experience and a respected career in bioethics and law, Sharona Hoffman provides us a vibrant, very useable chapter by chapter guide, inclusive of actionable checklists to prepare for the next phases of our multifaceted phases of our lives as we experience the 40s to 80s. Her work blends scholarly knowledge and action steps to anticipate the best informed aging that will allow us to age with grace as well as to support our loved ones who may experience the vagaries of aging with the best preparedness and confidence."
"This is a very practical book full of useful information. The book is particularly useful for Baby Boomers dealing with their own elderly parents. The author expertly uses case studies involving her own family to teach lessons relevant to any family. The author, who is a noted health law expert, bases her recommendations on solid research. But in addition to solid research and useful facts, the book contains many practical tips."
"Outstanding advice that will make everyone (EVERYONE) younger–learning about these choices with this excellent reference beforehand will definitely make stressful events more manageable."