Written by: Claire Cameron on April 3, 2018
Keep Them Safe, Keep YOU Sane
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The book gives practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions.
Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master’s level social worker, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with over 37 years of experience in the field of geriatrics; she has been working with seniors in their homes for more than 13 years. This mix of qualification and experience make her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence.
This book is designed to help seniors, along with their caregivers, address the challenges of independent living to make life at home safer, more manageable, and less stressful for all.
Experts, readers, and the press all agree -- the first reviews are spectacular!
"AMAZING. That is how I would describe Age in Place in one word!" -- NetGalley Reader
"Oh, I wish that I had had this book when I was downsizing my parents from a big house to a big apartment but I am SO HAPPY that I have it to take them from an apartment to a retirement home! -- NetGalley Reader
"Excellent examples, creative and kind solutions to baffling situations fill the book and make it one that demonstrated how to realize the heartfelt desire to age in place." -- Goodreads Reader
"Our parents are living longer - and as their children, we're often tasked with making sure they can continue to live as independently and safely as possible. Age In Place takes the stress out of facing this challenge. It provides a helpful, compassionate roadmap for this new stage of caring for elderly parents, making sure everyone knows what to do. Step by step, it's a book that offers tremendous peace of mind."
-- Patricia Gale for the Seattle Post Intelligencer
"With both wit and wisdom Lynda imparts invaluable strategies and tips to help seniors safely remain in their homes."
-- Michael Leonard Wolff, M.D., F.A.C.P., Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Albany Medical College; Professor, Ringel Institute of Gerontology;Chief Physician, Continuing Care, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Albany, New York
Age in Place is a godsend for family caregivers wondering if their aging parents are safe in their home. Filled with practical tips and easily implemented strategies, Lynda Shrager's engaging style makes this book a pleasure to read. Give this book to every person you know who has an aging parent!"
-- Amy S. D'Aprix, MSW, Ph.D., Life Transition Expert, Internationally renowned expert on lifestyle issues related to aging
"Lynda Shrager shares her extensive knowledge, pragmatic know-how and empathic perspective about one of the most challenging questions many adult children need to ask themselves when it comes to their aging parents -- What do we do now?
When a parent’s health fails them but their resistance to move doesn’t, Lynda helps the reader understand his or her parent’s perspective. She also skillfully assists her readers to manage this challenging and often emotionally draining issue, while making sure the aging parent continues to feel loved, respected, and safe. It’s a must-read for anyone facing this overwhelming, yet very common, situation."
-- Dr. Robi Ludwig, TV host/personality, author, and psychotherapist.