Many congratulations to one of our most faithful followers, Dale Carter of TransitionAgingParents.com, on her recently published book: “Transitioning Your Aging Parent: A 5 Step Guide Through Crisis & Change.” Currently available here, the book will also be posted on Amazon in about 6-8 weeks. What an exciting accomplishment!
Dale’s background is quite varied – she’s worked as a high school/college instructor, systems analyst/programmer, business intelligence manager, and project manager/consultant – but she has found her current work with elders to be the most fulfilling.
That work commenced in 2008, when Dale received a crisis call from a close friend of her mother’s, telling her that her mother had suffered a stroke. Dale packed up the car and drove from her home state of Indiana to her mother’s home state of Maryland, unaware of what she was about to experience, yet prepared in every way possible.
Dale’s full story in a blog talk radio interview is available on her website. The interview is rich with tips and strategies for others who may be on the cusp of a crisis, or for those who just want to get ahead of the curve.
Her blog, book, podcasts, an e-course on “Five Essential Strategies to Help Your Aging Parent Face Change” and much more can be accessed through her website: TransitionAgingParents.com. These resources are targeted primarily at adult children who are caring for their parents as they experience the inevitable changes accompanied by age/aging. Sometimes these changes are drastic and emergent, other times, they are subtle and gradual. Family members, whether near or far (and in Dale’s case, she was 600 miles away from Mom & Dad), should make every effort to be proactive, to ensure that an action plan is in place, to keep the lines of communication open as the changes come and go.
Tackling the range of challenges from coordinating home care services to establishing quality of life even when an elder’s level of independence has been completely altered, Dale is a professional in every sense of the word and will guide you through the journey with warmth, empathy, and wisdom.
Check out her blog today and share the link with others who could benefit from it. And if someone you know is facing an uncertain time while caring for their aging parents, her book would make a great gift.
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