Joan's Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual,
and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival.
Based on the author's research and fourteen years of experience
caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication
to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents. It offers ways for a caregiver
to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all
this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder's life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder's
needs and capabilities.