Ms. Cress presents us with papers written by both her and her colleagues in care management that address the current realities faced by the aging family, for example:
Navigating Families Through the Hospital to Home
Helping Aging Families Communicate with a Physician
Working with Long-Distance Families
Family Meetings and the Aging Family
Working with Couples
Dying, Grief , and Burial in the Aging Family
The target audience is other care managers but I think this book can also be useful to families trying to get a handle on their situation. The clear, concise text provides much needed vocabulary and concepts that relate to elder care. It would be useful for the long-distance caregiver and anyone trying to organize care. Just as many of us see our homes becoming mini-nursing homes, many of us will need to be geriatric care managers for our loved ones. This book is a great resource---well worth the investment.