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The Fragile Years

Proven Strategies for the Care of Aging Loved Ones

Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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Inside intelligence you will need to make informed decisions, financially and compassionately, when caring for aging loved ones—whether they are living at home, in a care facility, or in the hospital or hospice care.

Do you have a parent or aging loved one nearing or in the most fragile years of life? Are you considering in-home care for them? Assisted living? A nursing home? Have they endured repeated hospitalizations, or are they facing major surgery? Are they refusing to give up their independence? Do they have adequate savings to pay for care? Are they getting the right Medicare, Medicaid, or VA benefits? This book by a veteran care management professional will help you secure the best possible care.

Amy O’Rourke has worked in the field of aging since high school. She volunteered in nursing homes in high school, and upon college graduation worked for seven years as an activities director in nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities. After graduate school, she became an administrator of health services and a licensed nursing home administrator in a continuing care retirement community for nine years. She owned and operated The Cameron Group, a full-service care management company, for twenty years and is currently working as director of care management for Arosa and owner of O’Rourke and Associates, a public benefits specialist company. She is a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award, a TEDx speaker, and the former president of the Aging Life Care Association.