Category: Savvy Guide reviews

Advocates for Empathy in Eldercare Review My Book, “The Savvy Resident’s Guide”

Posted by Dr. El - November 5, 2016 - Inspiration, Personal Reflections, Savvy Guide reviews, Something Good About Nursing Homes

The theologian, Paul Tillich, once said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” This quote came to my mind when I read the kind review of my book, “The Savvy Resident’s Guide,” by Yang of CNAEdge. It feels good to be heard. In return, I want to thank Yang and his colleagues, Alice and […]

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Savvy Resident’s Guide is a Finalist for Best Books on Aging and Caregiving!

Posted by Dr. El - April 30, 2014 - Nominations/Awards, Savvy Guide reviews

I’m thrilled to announce that The Savvy Resident’s Guide is a Finalist for Best Books for Aging and Caregiving in the Senior Homes 2014 Best Senior Living Awards contest! Your vote is needed! Please click on the yellow badge link below and vote for The Savvy Resident’s Guide on the Senior Homes page. Thank you! Click on […]

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Savvy Resident’s Guide nominated for Best Books for Aging and Caregiving! Please vote!

Posted by Dr. El - April 7, 2014 - Nominations/Awards, Savvy Guide reviews

I’m pleased to announce that The Savvy Resident’s Guide has been nominated as one of the Best Books for Aging and Caregiving in the Senior Homes 2014 Best Senior Living Awards contest. Your vote is needed! Please click on the yellow badge link below and vote for The Savvy Resident’s Guide on the Senior Homes […]

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Amazon Review #4 of The Savvy Resident’s Guide

Posted by Dr. El - March 28, 2014 - Books/media of note, Savvy Guide reviews

4 out 5 stars   A must read for anyone who thinks they may need a home in the future By Kat Hohler  This book is easy reading (larger print) with understandable language that doesn’t say you should enter a nursing facility, but what to expect if you do need one. I have shared with my coworkers […]

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Amazon Review #3 of The Savvy Resident’s Guide

Posted by Dr. El - January 9, 2014 - Books/media of note, Savvy Guide reviews

5 out of 5 stars Great Resource by Doris Chun Dr. El offers good advice and really useful information on a topic most of us want to avoid. She delivers it with a dose of hope and lots of humor. Her book makes the journey see less daunting. Thanks, Doris Chun!

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Amazon Review #2

Posted by Dr. El - November 22, 2013 - Books/media of note, Savvy Guide reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars A no nonsense guide by Kathleen Mears As a nursing home resident of 16 years, I have encountered most of the issues in Dr. El’s book, “The Savvy Residents Guide: Everything You Wanted To Know About Your Nursing Home Stay, But Were Afraid To Ask”. Dr. El’s coping mechanisms and insistence […]

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Introducing Aunt Sylvia

Posted by Dr. El - October 28, 2013 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Savvy Guide reviews

Dear Readers, my Aunt Sylvia would like a word with you:   Please share… The Savvy Resident’s Guide is available on Amazon.com

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Amazon Review #1 of The Savvy Resident’s Guide

Posted by Dr. El - June 20, 2013 - Savvy Guide reviews

In the spirit of not hiding the light of The Savvy Resident’s Guide under a bushel, I’ve decided to post the Amazon reviews of the book here on the blog.  As the author, I can tell you that new and long-time residents, staff, and family members have loved the tone of the book, found it very […]

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The Savvy Resident’s Guide reviewed by the Happy Dietitian

Posted by Dr. El - April 7, 2013 - Savvy Guide reviews

I’m pleased to share this review of The Savvy Resident’s Guide by the Happy Dietitian: A foodie at heart with a passion for nutrition.  Thank you, Wendy! Medical Staff, Stop With the Candy Crush and Read This Book Don’t let the cover and title fool you, this book isn’t just for residents’ of nursing homes. The […]

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Long-Term Living reviews The Savvy Resident’s Guide

Posted by Dr. El - November 3, 2012 - Savvy Guide reviews

How to help new residents adapt to nursing home life November 1, 2012 by Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief The nursing home can be an overwhelming and scary place for new residents and their families. There are so many fears and stigmas associated with nursing homes—even after spending a couple of years reporting on the industry I occasionally […]

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