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.
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