eCare Diary Co-Founder, Susan Baida, Reviews 'Passages in Caregiving' by Gail Sheehy

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Women’s Voices for Change recently asked Susan Baida, an expert on eldercare and Co-Founder of eCareDiary.com, to review Gail Sheehy’s new book, Passages in Caregiving.

significant changes in the condition of our loved one that demand new coping strategies.

Women’s Voices for Change recently asked Susan Baida, an expert on eldercare and Co-Founder of eCareDiary.com, to review Gail Sheehy’s new book, Passages in Caregiving.

Sheey’s book was published in May by HarperCollins, and Susan Baida was asked to give her insights on the book for their website, Women's Voices for Change, which focuses specifically on women in the post-40 age bracket, and often features issues on care providing and the “sandwich” generation.

Gail Sheehy is a world renowned author, well known for her New York Times best seller, Passages. Her new book, Passages in Caregiving, is an inspirational guide on the process of aging and care giving. As Susan Baida shares in her review, “Sheehy breaks it wide open, brilliantly shedding light on an experience that many of us anticipate as daunting, unpredictable, and stressful.”

Whether family caregivers are shocked into the role with “The Call” or are simply preparing for the inevitable future, they’ll find Sheehy’s book to be a valuable guide through what she calls, “significant changes in the condition of our loved one that demand new coping strategies.” Sheehy goes on to say that it, “is not if you will be called to act as a family caregiver … but how you will respond.”

It isn’t a surprise that Susan Baida would be asked to provide this review for Women’s Voices for Change – Susan is a sought after expert on the issues of caregiving and aging in home, and has been featured on the “Coping with Caregiving” Radio Show. As Baida says, “Caregiving has undoubtedly become a cultural phenomenon.”

In 2009, Susan and her partner, John Baida, launched eCareDiary.com, a new website for families coordinating long term care. Despite decades of experience in the healthcare sector, Susan and John found the task of coordinating care for their parents uniquely and unnecessarily challenging. eCareDiary was developed to help all caregivers (and patients) navigate a process often found confusing, difficult and stressful. The site’s goal is to bring long term care into the 21st century by making it accessible, centralized and relevant for today’s caregivers.

eCare Diary was also named a 2010 Caregiver Friendly Award recipient. Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind.

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