Friday

When the Time Comes by Paula Span

Quick Synopsis: What will you do when you get the call that a loved one has had a heart attack or a stroke? Or when you realise that a family member is too frail to live alone, but too healthy for a nursing home?

Journalist Paula Span shares the resonant narratives of several families who faced these questions. Each family contemplates the alternatives in elder care (from assisted living to multigenerational living to home care, nursing care and, at the end, hospice care) and chooses the right path for its needs. Span writes about the families' emotional challenges, their practical discoveries and the good news that some of them find a situation that has worked for them and their loved ones. And many find joy in the duty of caring for an older loved one.

There are 45 million Americans caring for family members currently, and as the 77 million boomers continue to age, this number will only go up.

Thanks to Anna at HBG, I have 5 copies to giveaway!

So here are the rules: Leave a comment for one entry. If you follow this blog or already are following leave me an extra comment for your second entry. Follow me on Twitter, another entry. (you guys know the drill)

PLEASE make sure to leave an e-mail address - if not, I have no way of getting in touch with you if you do win.Books will be delivered directly from Publisher so giveaway is only available for residents of the US and Canada and no P.O. Boxes please. Winners will be drawn 6/19/09.

Good luck.

23 comments:

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

My mother would love this (she's a caregiver to my 91-year old grandfather).

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

I'm also a subscriber in Google Reader.

sharon54220 said...

I would love to read this. Please enter me.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.

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bridget3420 said...

Count me in.

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I'm a follower.

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etirv said...

Totally applicable to us, thanks!
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Belinda M said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway


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I follow your blog

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I am also following you on Twitter.

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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
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Carlene
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Debs Desk said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

Hi
This would be a fantastic read for me. I have two divorced parents who are in denial. One has dementia and when she realizes she doesn't understand or becomes confused she loses her temper. She's already tried to stab me once in front of her only granddaughter.
My father, in his eighties, is insistence that he can take care of an acreage with a large house. He can barely hear even with a hearing aid. He's become frail yet insists on driving, and is one of those seniors(there are many on the road)who cannot turn his head to shoulder check.
Neither will listen to reason. Both are a hazard to others around them.
I'm at a loss.
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

gaby317 said...

My husband's grandfather passed away at 105 - although he was quite weak at the end, he was still lucid and very much himself.

My maternal grandparents lived to 94 and 96 and were very much the center of our family. At 92, my grandfather would still go to work every morning for half a day and return to have lunch with my grandmother and spend the rest of the day with her. My mother took early retirement to be there for the after my grandfather broke his hip and became ill. After he passed away, she began volunteering and trains volunteers to help prevent fall prevention.

I think that she might find the book interesting. Longwinded way to say - this book looks sad but an important read. please count me in!

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gaby317 said...

I'm also a subscriber

Heather said...

This looks like a great book. I have an ailing Grandpa. I'm sure this would have lots of great information to help.

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Heather said...

I'm following!

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Heather said...

Twitter follower!
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Misusedinnocence said...

Would love to read this. :)

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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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Beth said...

I've always wondered what I would do when the time comes - this would answer a lot of my questions.
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