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With Aging Tools in High Demand, Eldercare 101 Gets a Paperback

Portland, Oregon June 11, 2018 – Published by Rowman and Littlefield, Eldercare 101, A Practical Guide to Later ife Planning and Aging, is now in it’s fifth printing cycle and newly available in paperback.

An adjunct professor of gerontology at Marylhurst University, Pacific University, and Portland Community College, this is author Mary Jo Saavedra’s debut publication.

The Silver Tsunami is fast approaching as elder care and crisis management reaches a tipping point with the graying of America. By 2020, 54 million people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65; by 2030, that number will top 80 million. Feeling the squeeze of multi-generational home demands, children of aging parents often find themselves overwhelmed by the many facets of caregiving. Eldercare 101 acts as a blueprint for all aspects of aging and end-of-life, all in one place.Whether they are proactively planning ahead or need to have fast answers, this comprehensive, technology-rich resource helps caregivers navigate care for aging parents, grandparents, friends, and other family members.

“What sets Eldercare 101 apart from other guides to family decision making in later life is the unique approach taken by Saavedra and her co-authors. Older adults and those who care about and for them are viewed holistically and reverentially. The complex issues they face together are considered in ways that are both practical and inspirational. I anticipate that this guide will become a valuable and indispensable resource for many.” —Jennifer Sasser, Phd, Educational Gerontologist, author, and convener of the Gero-P

The book is organized into six easy-to-navigate pillars; legal, financial, living environment, social, medical and spiritual. Each pillar is explored by an expert and provides best practices and tips for evaluation choices, living well and overall well-being. Perhaps one of the most cutting-edge features is that the book takes into account today’s technological offerings, integrating a number of apps and other technologically advanced resources, applicable to each section.

About Mary Jo Saavedra

Mary Jo Saavedra, MAIS, CMC, CAPS, CSA is a practicing gerontologist and aging life care manager in Portland, Oregon. Mary Jo is credited with defining the conceptual model for an innovative real estate-focused rating system for classifying age-friendly homes. She is also an adjunct professor of gerontology at Marylhurst University, Pacific University, and Portland Community College; and she teaches aging and spirituality at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon. In addition, Mary Jo has 30 years of professional experience across multiple industries including high tech, nonprofit, and health and wellbeing.

Rowman & Littlefield

ELDERCARE 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing

September 2018 • 978-0-8108-9577-5 • $28.00, Paper


Monday, June 11, 2018