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“The Golden Daze” is a cautionary tale that demystifies the legend of The Golden Years and centers on the six-plus years of managing complete care for my parents in their home as they ended their earthly journeys. Beginning with the need for simple housekeeping duties, moving into 24/7 staffing and ending with short-term hospice care, all in their own home, the reader is provided with a personal account of all phases of this mind-boggling mission. This is not a handbook/textbook on solving all end of life problems, but a “get your toes wet” overview to alert people to the conceivable path their end of life journey could take - along with some guidance and suggestions for navigating that maze in the most beneficial way.

The first-person conversation with the reader provides a wakeup call pointing out potential problems with a suggestion of ways to approach resolving them. The book offers advice ranging from real life accounts of my parents’ situation to guidance in securing the proper legal papers and forms, the financial labyrinth that needs to be navigated, how to hire, fire, and run a payroll for employees in the home, templates for charts and lists, as well as encouragement to take the steps necessary to begin end of life care for loved ones or the reader. The account is spiced with anecdotes of “life in the condo” with a couple in their 90’s - sometimes sad, often funny, but always encouraging.

Reaction to “The Golden Daze” is summed up in a comment from a newspaper editor: “I love the subject matter. It's important and needed and I think a lot of people would get a lot out of it.” My parents’ primary care provider, upon reading the first draft: “Thank you for allowing me to review ‘The Golden Daze’. Well done - I do think this will help others in similar positions. Please have a copy sent to me so that I may share this with others.“


What others are saying about

"The Golden Daze"

From a neighbor:
Just getting around to telling you I enjoyed your book.
It was like I had seen the movie and now reading about it. It was GREAT!

xxxxxxx

Reaction to “The Golden Daze” is summed up in a comment from a newspaper editor:
“I love the subject matter. It's important and needed and I think a lot of people would get a lot out of it.”

xxxxxx

My parents’ primary care provider, upon reading the first draft:
“Thank you for allowing me to review ‘The Golden Daze’.
Well done - I do think this will help others in similar positions.
Please have a copy sent to me so that I may share this with others.“

xxxxxx

From a recipient of the book given as a gift:

I'm 83 and my wife is 81, married for 59 years with ten chidren and 99% independance throughout.
As we were only children, we assumed the total responsibility of our parents in their later years.
Bam! With all that experience and knowledge, my wife is physically, and possibly seriously, ill.
We plan to bring her home and hire any and all care that is recommended.
The process and rehab facility communication have me in a daze!
I picked up your book, read the Foreword and first chapter, and found a source of relief.

Please send me ten copies for each of my children ASAP.

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We are in the second printing of 'The Golden Daze'
with two important pages added
containing what you need to do to
"take charge of your end of life care".

Get your copy of this relevant book now!
Available at White Birch Books, North Conway, NH and
Bridgton Books, Bridgton, Maine
at $14.95

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to
Visiting Nurse, Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County,
the organization that played a vital and important role
in helping to keep Russell’s parents at home.

To order the book by mail, send email to:

"The Golden Daze"

Monarch Events, PO Box 934, North Conway, NH 03860
E-mail: info@mwvevents.com