Nasty, Brutish, And Long: Adventures In Eldercare

byIra Rosofsky

Paperback | March 2, 2010

Nasty, Brutish, And Long: Adventures In Eldercare by Ira Rosofsky
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A candid, humane, and improbably humorous look at the world of eldercare

In nursing homes across the country, members of the Greatest Generation are living out their last days. Life is a succession of pokes and prods, medications, TV, bingo, and, possibly, talking to Ira Rosofsky. With a compassionate eye but mordant wit, Rosofsky, a psychologist charged with gauging the mental health of his elders, reveals a culture based not in the empathy of caretaking, but rather in the coolly detached bureaucracy of Medicare and Medicaid.

A portrayal of what is increasingly becoming the last slice of life for many, Nasty, Brutish, and Long is also a baby boomer's poignant meditation on mortality, a reflection on his caregiving for his parents' final days, and an examination of the choices that we, as a society, have made about health care for the elderly who are no longer of sound mind and body.
Title:Nasty, Brutish, And Long: Adventures In EldercareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1583333770

ISBN - 13:9781583333778

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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