Parenting Your Parents: Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family

By Bart Mindszenthy; Michael Gordon | Go to book overview

INTRODUCTION
THE CASE FOR THE
CAUSE:
Parent Care Is a Major
Social Issue and Challenge

Welcome to the revised edition of Parenting Your Parents. This edition includes a number of new case studies, a new resource tool to help you better understand the considerations for managing your parents’ finances, an expanded Personal Parenting Planner that includes key financial considerations as well as an opportunity to score your parents’ current level of vulnerability, and a completely updated Resource Directory. We also bring you up to date on our own personal experiences.

Why? Because caring for our aging parents and other elderly loved ones is now a major familial and societal issue in Canada, across North America, and around the world.

The numbers speak for themselves. And the numbers are awesome. For example, The Empire Club of Canada asked Ipsos-Reid, the national

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