The Savvy Resident’s Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay, But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by Dr. El - March 4, 2012 - For All - 7 Comments

I’m excited to announce my forthcoming book, which will become available in the next month or two:

The Savvy Resident’s Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay, But Were Afraid to Ask

The Savvy Resident’s Guide, based on my 15+ years as a nursing home psychologist, is the first book written just for residents and is designed to help them become an informed member of the treatment team.  Using the voices of several composite “residents,” I explain how the nursing home works, what to expect, and ways to successfully manage this stressful life experience.

Facilities and staff members will find the book helpful for current residents and as part of their admissions package because it can answer common questions, reduce resident anxiety, increase compliance with care, and free up time for staff to attend to other care needs.

Family members can offer this book to their loved ones to ease the transition into the nursing home, and can read it along with them to find answers and techniques to handle common challenges in long-term care.

Residents will find the Savvy Resident’s Guide an invaluable and accessible resource that helps them understand and negotiate the nursing home system, become successful partners in their own care, and find meaning and purpose during this phase of life.  You are not alone!