By Laura Katz Olson
For hundreds of thousands of usa citizens caregiving is the “new normal.” For Laura Katz Olson, a revered researcher of long term deal with the getting older, Elder Care Journey chronicles the disruption of her global and the way it really is upended through the ever-increasing long-distance wishes of her personal mother.
A fit, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson’s mom is slowly and gradually incapacitated through Parkinson’s illness and a steady lack of imaginative and prescient. Thrust right into a long-distance caregiving position, Olson unearths her prior educational notions approximately aiding a frail guardian more and more at odds with the truth of the lived adventure. In a story choked with “ah-ha!” moments, tears, sighs, and outrage that may be typical to many, Olson opens a window into the nursing domestic and residential care industries that devour a lot within the method of taxpayer cash, yet frequently fail to convey caliber care. Olson’s own tale vividly demonstrates not just the overpowering bureaucratic limitations confronted by means of care-dependent seniors but additionally their beleaguered grownup children’s makes an attempt to make sure their mom and dad’ healthiness, security, and well-being.
Laura Katz Olson is Professor of Political technological know-how at Lehigh collage and the writer and editor of many books, together with The Politics of Medicaid and The Not-So-Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail aged, and the long term Care Establishment. She lives in Wind hole, Pennsylvania.
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Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (SUNY series in New Political Science) by Laura Katz Olson