This is the guide and viewpoint site for adult children of aging parents and the on-line home of BoomerView Press and Laurel Zien, ElderCare Coach and Educator and author of the award-winning Tracking Your Medicine: How to Keep It Simple and Safe. This website will help you clarify "parenting your parent" issues and find answers quickly. It will provide a place to share your solutions, and see those of others.
We've expanded our areas of concern recently to include dealing with chronic illness, including cancer. Watch for the upcoming publication of Laurel's new digital e-book You Have Cancer: Moving from Fear to Hope - First Steps for the Overwhelmed. The guide will be available initially only on Amazon.com, and is expected in late August 2017. A new web design along with Laurel's new blog also will be premiered here with the launch of You Have Cancer.
We have divided our site into several sections, each with a home page and subdivisions: Home - Welcome to BoomerView and Laurel Zien, ElderCare Coach. News - Information of immediate interest ViewPoint - A column of issues, opinions, and pragmatic advice Resources - Links and books of interest About Us - Laurel's credentials and services Archives - Past columns from this website The Store - Offerings from BoomerView Press
This site is always changing, and will be re-done in late summer 2017. So come back again soon !
Tracking Your Medicine
Tracking Your Medicine: How to Keep It Simple and Safe made its debut at the American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Conference in April 2004, and included a feature article in their national publication Aging Today.
Tracking Your Medicine has been awarded a 2005 CAREGIVER FRIENDLY AWARD in the Book category! The award from Today's Caregiver Magazine and caregiver.com states: "This award signifies that you understand the value of supporting family caregivers and have created something that not only helps a caregiver care for their loved ones but also improves his or her quality of life in the process."
Additional comments about the Guide continue to come in! Here are some brief quotes:
"This booklet is geared to older adults or caregivers of older adults who are having difficulty managing medications...This practical guide should help organize medicines and insure they are taken properly." — Update, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving
"Samples illustrating how to fill out each form are included. A section on safe medication usage is a highlight of this resource." —Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester, New York
"This guidebook will definitely improve both communication and medication compliance. It is an excellent tool for caregivers and children who wonder about their aging parent’s medications." —Engaging the Aging, Lutheran Senior Services
In addition, it also has been listed or featured in the following publications (that we know of):
–The Caregiver, Newsletter of the Duke Family Support Program, Duke University
– Sidney Herald
- Caregiver Courier, Fulton County Office For Aging
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Laurel Zien, M.A., G.C.
Laurel Zien, M.A., G.C. gerontologist, eldercare coach and educator, is founder and owner of BoomerView Press and BoomerView.com. Her work is dedicated to empowering individuals, adult children and elder spouses in the key areas of medication safety, patient advocacy, care site transitions, long distance caregiving and senior housing selection. She continues to offer her popular work-site and service organization trainings and workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information on private coaching or group training workshops, you'll find a Contact Form using the About Us window pane above.
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