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She Presents Well

She Presents Well

by Kenneth J. Smith


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This fictional story is about making elder care decisions. It tells of George, Verna, Doris, and other elders who have been admitted over time to St. Matthew Nursing Home - their final home - due to dementia or other debilitating medical conditions.

Each of them questions how they landed here, as they live their final days and years in this unfamiliar place. Some are content, while others are desperate to go back home. Family members are also woven into the story, discussing their guilt over their reasoning for choosing a nursing facility.

This book considers the options families have, including providing home care services versus the 24/7 nursing care provided in a nursing home. You also hear from the staff of St. Matthew, presenting their views, frustrations, and passion to do the right thing.

What would you do if the decision was about your mother, or if you were part of the nursing home staff? She Presents Well delves into the issues we all have to face.

About the Author

A native of Buffalo, New York, Kenneth J. Smith came to Boston for college and stayed 31 years. He has an undergraduate degree in human development from Boston College and a master's in health care management from Lesley University. "I have been a home health administrator and a nursing facility administrator, and have volunteered in nursing facilities for many years. I have always wanted to tell the story of why and how elders are admitted to nursing facilities, and how these decisions impact them and their families." The author lives in Boston with his partner of 17 years.

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ISBN-13: 9781625169563
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 12/05/2013
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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