Caring for our Parents


“Compelling personal stories, helpful information about where to turn for assistance, and ideas for ways to strengthen the safety net that too often fails families facing crisis.Caring for Our Parents is a book for everyone, but particularly for Boomers with aging parents or loved ones, and for our elected representatives who need guidance on how we can do better.”
-John Rother, Executive Vice-President AARP

“Howard Gleckman knows first hand about caring for his elderly parents. In his illuminating Caring for Our Parents, Gleckman shines a spotlight on the financial and physical price we pay to help our loved ones in a fractured and inadequate network of long-term care services. As he profiles families who meet those challenges with love, determination, and grace, he raises important questions about how our nation will cope as the enormous Baby Boomer generation ages. Caring for our Parents is a wake-up call to a graying nation.”
-Mary Beth Franklin, Senior Editor Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

“There are lots of books about eldercare, but none like Caring for Our Parents. By telling his personal story and those of others, Howard Gleckman helps us understand why caring for our parents is such a challenge. This is a must read for every Baby Boomer.”
-Suzanne Mintz, President, National Family Caregivers Association

Although the US spends far more on health care than other country, its treatment of millions of elderly and disabled is shameful. Even when families are willing and able to provide care at home, the “system” makes it nearly impossible. In this well-written and compassionate book, Howard Gleckman doesn’t just describe the problem, he expands our vision of what long-term care should be.
-Kathleen A. Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving