Item description for Sending Mama to Her Room by Judy Pettigrew...
FACT: Baby Boomer women will spend as many years caring for an elderly person as they have raising their children. FACT: 95% of Thirtysomethings will have elder caregiving responsibilities in their lifetime. FACT: According to recent surveys, caring for an elderly person has become the #1 issue facing women, replacing childcare.
These are all facts that Judy Hoyt Pettigrew knows well. For 18 years she was the primary caregiver for her mother, while raising two children as a single parent and growing her own company as a woman business owner.
Today Judy works primarily with government agencies, healthcare organizations and insurance companies, sharing her experiences and the knowledge she has gained from her experience and her research on the issue. She speaks on this topic to women all over the U.S. She is a spokesperson for the California Partnership for Long-Term Care.
This is a "must have" book for anyone who is now or will in the future become a caregiver. Unlike other books on the market, this book is an honest, straightforward look at this experience, not only enlightening readers, but also empowering them. Personal and professional caregivers will gain insight from this book. All others reading it will gain a better understanding of the highs and lows of this unique and wonderful experience.
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