Los baby boomers se enfrentan ahora al reto de cuidar a sus padres ancianos, y ese reto no conoce fronteras. Alguna versión de lo que ha ocurrido a las personas mayores en mi vida y en las vidas de las personas que he entrevistado, que está sucediendo o va a pasar a ti, el lector, así como. Many of our elderly parents took their last breaths in a nursing home. Their health had deteriorated to a point where they couldn’t safely stay in a family environment. You’ll read of the turmoil many of us went through as we settled our loved ones in Rosewood on Broadway, or Elim, or Eventide. Homes in other areas will have different names, different physical configurations, different staff. That’s immaterial. You’ll go through the same agonizing process as you look for the best quality care available. You’ll go through the same confusion as you try to find a way to work your parents’ new environment into your own life. Some of our people are fortunate enough to die with family, in their own homes. Others die in a hospital. Some cling to a whisper of life in a nursing home. But for all, eventually, their journey must end. Minding Our Elders was written to support you as you travel the last leg of their journey with them. It was written to remind you that you are not alone.