Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines, NYC Book Release

Caregiving is the “new normal” for nearly 43 million Americans who will relate to “Elder Care Journey” (SUNY Press, 2016) with nods of acknowledgement. Laura Katz Olson, a feminist researcher of elder care, is thrust into a caregiving role as her mother becomes increasingly incapacitated. Although Olson and her mom are at the center of the narrative, the book belongs to two generations: elders with functional limitations and their beleaguered adult daughters attempting to help them. It is also a window into long-term care industries that consume significant taxpayer dollars but often fail to deliver quality care.